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Josh Williams

Josh received a Bachelor’s of Arts in English in 2005 and later received a CDA from Black River Community College in 2007. Josh started working with children part-time as a van rider during college and loved it from day one. Many years later, he is still working with children with special needs. We are happy to say Josh has been with Miracle Kids since opening in December, 2009. Josh is known for his problem solving skills and calm demeanor, however, his patience with children is his greatest skill. He can talk to any child and work toward a solution for any issue. He is passionate about ensuring every child feels loved at MKSA. It is very sweet to hear the children telling Mr. Josh hello when they see him and giving him high-fives with huge smiles on their faces. Josh is married and has three wonderful children. When he’s not working, he loves spending time with them. He also really enjoys anything (camping, mountain biking, etc) outdoors. Josh likes any activity that makes the community better. Many people are satisfied sitting back and watching things change but Josh likes to step in and be a part of the leg work. He founded Will2Wheels in 2013, which is a non-profit bicycle workshop. It is a place to learn about bikes, fix bikes, obtain a bike, meet fellow cyclists and have fun. Its mission is to make safe cycling fun, affordable and sustainable. Will2Wheels offers bikes and parts to children at no cost. Josh is also a Board member of NEATO (Northeast Arkansas Trail Organization). NEATO is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who focus on the advocacy, maintenance and development of trails for all of Northeast Arkansas. It is no surprise that one of Josh’s favorite quotes is: “Non-profits are the vehicles through which all citizens connect with and express many of their beliefs about what American society should be” (unknown author).

Josh has received training in the following methods:

  • Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
  • 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.

Josh may be contacted at joshwilliams@mymiraclekids.com.

Assistant Director Josh Williams

Clinical Director


Elizabeth Huffstutter, Psy. D.

Assistant Director Josh Williams

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 following approaches:

  • Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
  • 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.

Public Relations Coordinator


Samantha Goodwin

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.

Assistant Director Josh Williams

Director of Education


Jill Gruenewald

Assistant Director Josh Williams

Jill is our Director of Education. She graduated from Union University in 2012 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Learning Foundations. She is married and has two wonderful children. She believes good communication and the willingness to help others are key components that are needed to make the ideal teacher. Jill is a licensed pre-k through 6th grade teacher with years of experience. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and continue to grow in her faith. Jill has received training in Early Childhood Environment  Rating Scale Training (ECERS-3) and Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STAR Curriculum Training). A developmental curriculum content appropriate for students with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Her favorite part of her job at Kids Unlimited is being able to make a difference in children’s lives by fostering kindness and compassion.

Jill can be contacted at jillgruenewald@mymiraclekids.com.

Miracle Kids Success Academy

Jonesboro South: 870-932-3600

Jonesboro North: 870-333-2600

Trumann: 870-418-1000

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