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Vice President of Operations, Director


Shelly Tucker

Shelly Tucker graduated from Arkansas State University with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and later obtained her Master’s in Business Administration from Bellevue University. Not only has Shelly been the Director of Miracle Kids Success Academy since we opened in December, 2009, she also serves as the Vice President of Operations for Miracle Kids and our sister company, Kids Unlimited Learning Academy (located in Cabot, Farmington, Fort Smith and Searcy, Arkansas). Shelly began working with children who have developmental delays and/or medical risks/needs almost 20 years ago. While known for her can-do attitude and ability to juggle many tasks at once, her #1 passion is the children and families we serve. She makes it a priority to know each child and works closely with staff and family to ensure the children reach their potential. Shelly is married with two talented children of her own. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family (usually at some sort of sporting event) and working out. Shelly has received training in the SCERTS model, a comprehensive team-based model for enhancing abilities in Social Communication and Emotional Regulation and implementing Transnational Supports for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities. She is also trained in the STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research). STAR uses ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training and teaching functional routines to help children with autism and other developmental disabilities and delays.

Shelly may be contacted at shellytucker@mymiraclekids.com.

Director Shelly Tucker

Assistant Director


Jacquie Burke

Assistant Director Josh Williams

Jacquie is the Assistant Director for our Jonesboro locations. She is married with two children! She graduated from the from UCA and has a Bachelor’s in Middle School Education along with two Master’s degrees; Curriculum Administration and Building Administration. She began working at Miracle Kids Success Academy as a teacher right after the birth if her daughter.  In her spare time, she loves family time with her babies.  Jacquie has received special training in Handle With Care and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). Her most favorite part about her job is seeing the children reach goals and watching the excitement in the caregivers. If Jacquie could have one super power it would be the ability to fly, so that she see all of her long distance family without the hassle of travel time!

Jacquie may be contacted at jacquelynburke@mymiraclekids.com.

Clinical Director, Phsycologist 


Elizabeth Huffstutter, Psy D.

After attending Arkansas State University for her Bachelor’s Degree, Dr. Huffstutter received both her Master of Arts Degree (2004) and Doctorate Degree (2006) in Clinical Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, MO. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training at Royal Oaks Hospital. After her training, she continued on as the Pre-Adolescent Program Director. She has worked in various settings including private practice, community mental health, county jail, schools and hospitals. She has assessed and treated a variety of mental health diagnoses. Her clinical interest include autism spectrum disorders, childhood aggression, assessment and play therapy. In 2009, Dr. Huffstutter relocated back to her home-state of Arkansas and began her work with Miracle Kids Success Academy. She is a member of both the American Psychological Association and the Arkansas Psychological Association. When she has free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family, especially her two nephews! Dr. Huffstutter loves to volunteer for any program giving to children and families. Her main focus in charity work is the Make-a-Wish Foundation and St. Jude.

Dr. Huffstutter has received training in the SCERTS model, a comprehensive team-based model for enhancing abilities in Social Communication and Emotional Regulation and implementing Transnational Supports for children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.

Dr. Huffstutter may be contacted at elizabethhuffstutter@mymiraclekids.com

Assistant Director Josh Williams

Patient Care Coordinator


Courtney Sloan

Assistant Director Josh Williams

Courtney is the Patient Care Coordinator at our Jonesboro location. She is married with a beautiful baby girl! She graduated from the University of Arkansas in December, 2009, with a Bachelor’s in Human Environmental Science with a concentration in Child Development. She began working at Miracle Kids Success Academy as a teacher right after college graduation.  In her spare time, she loves to spend time in the kitchen cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their dog at the lake. Courtney has received special training in Handle With Care (HWC) to be a HWC trainer. HWC is a world renown leader in crisis intervention and behavior management training.  HWC has earned an international reputation for teaching the safest and most powerful verbal and physical intervention methods in the history of the industry for many types of human service industries, including nursery and elementary schools and special education and community programs. Courtney has also received training in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP).

Courtney may be contacted at courtneysloan@mymiraclekids.com.

Receptionist


Angela McDonald

Angela is the lovely Receptionist at our Jonesboro South location. She is married with two children- one boy and one girl! Angela graduated with her Associates Degree in Business and is currently working toward her Bachelors Degree in Business Adminstration! Her husband has served in the Air Force for 20 years! Angela brings so much to Miracle Kids with her great attitude, sense of caring for the kiddos, and her great multitasking skills. She loves to spend time with her family and traveling to different places to experience different cultures. If Angela had one super-human power it would be to clone, so she could be in two places at once! Her favorite thing about working at MKSA is getting to watching the children progress and learn new skills. Angela’s personal motto is “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m Possible.'”

Angela may be contacted at angelamcdonald@mymiraclekids.com.

Assistant Director Josh Williams

Public Relations Coordinator


Samantha Goodwin

Assistant Director Josh Williams

Samantha is our Public Relations Coordinator. She graduated from Arkansas State University in May 2017 with her Business Administration Degree with a Marketing minor. In her spare time she loves to stay active– mind and body by reading and working out. Samantha loves sharing all of our kiddos accomplishments through the world of social media and being Miracle Kids #1 cheerleader to the public! If she could have one super power in the world it would be to be in two places at once, so that she could get all of the things done. Samantha’s favorite thing about Miracle Kids is the sense of community that is fostered. She believes that “We are all in this together and we are not whole without everyone included!” 

Samantha may be contacted at samanthagoodwin@mymiraclekids.com.

Miracle Kids Success Academy

1900 Stillwater Drive

Jonesboro, AR 72404

870-932-3600

Hours: 6:30am - 5:30pm

 

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