Emaleigh Harper, Lead ECDT
Emaleigh’s passion for working with kids brought her to Miracle Kids Success Academy. She loves watching children learn and grow. So much so, that she even spends her free time helping and teaching children at her church. When she isn’t working with kids, Emaleigh loves being outside, fishing, and spending time with her two nephews, family and boyfriend. If she could possess one super power, she would have the power to read minds because you never truly know what a person is thinking.
Kailey Luster, ECDS
Kailey is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in room 8. She graduated from Northeastern College with an Associate’s Degree and Arkansas State University, in 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in education, social work and sociology. Kailey has also received training in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). She has developed a desire for igniting imaginations here at Miracle Kids Success Academy. It excites her to see children interacting positively, using nice manners and seeing the progress each child has made. She provides stability, structure and positive guidance to the classroom. In her free time, church is really important to her. She also enjoys being outdoors, shopping and cooking. She volunteers at church activities, including missions trips, and Down’s Syndrome Awareness events. She is also always willing to lend a helping hand with events attended by Miracle Kids, for which we are truly grateful!
Alicia Martin, ECDS
Alicia graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics in 2018. She is married with two wonderful children. She has experience in working with children and loves to have fun while learning, but also fostering creativity in the classroom. Alicia’s fun-loving and easy-going personality makes it so easy for everyone to love her, especially all of our kiddos. Her favorite part of her job is helping each kiddo learn something everyday. Alicia is CPR certified and is passionate about Make-A-Wish, Breast Cancer Awareness, and St. Jude Research Hospital.
Kathy Sullivan, ECDS
Kathy is the Early Childhood Developmental Specialist in Room 11. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education in 2010. She has been employed with Miracle Kids Success Academy since October 2010 and has worked with many age groups. She is currently one of our preschool teachers. Kathy is known for her ability to prepare children for Kindergarten by teaching them structure, routines, and self-help skills. She loves the looks kids give her when they accomplish something; their excitement makes her happy. She is married with two children. In her spare time, Kathy likes to spend time with her family and going to the lake. Kathy has received training in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) and Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
Najel Byrd, Lead ECDT
Najel earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Arkansas State University and has been working with children for 8 years. Najel is also a part of the Tri-State Mentoring for Young Men Program based out of West Helena. He is passionate about being able to have a positive impact on the children he gets to work with, his family, and the people he comes in contact with day to day. Being able to make kids smile and help them reach their goals is his favorite part of working with kids. If Najel could possess one super-human power, it would be the ability to teleport. Najel has been trained in Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
Tia Stewart, Lead ECDT
Tia is a Lead Early Childhood Developmental Specialist. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor’s in Communications Disorders and a Minor in Sociology. In her free time, Tia loves to spend time with her family and son, cook, and travel. If she could have one super-human power, it would be the ability to have super-human speed.
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The Importance of Reading Intervention at an Early Age Daley Johnston M.A., CF-SLP