Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Shelly Keller is one of our co-founders of Miracle Kids Success Academy and Kids Unlimited Learning Academy! She graduated from Arkansas State University with her Bachelor’s in Education and later received her Master’s in Communication Disorders in 1998. Shelly is married and has one lovely daughter. Throughout her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist, Shelly worked for a company that served the same population that Miracle Kids serves now, but she wanted to apply her own philosophies to caring for children and employees. Essentially, that is what started the conversation about opening MKSA! She has served in the National Guard for eight years. Shelly’s favorite part about her job is seeing how happy families are when their kiddos meet milestones. In her free time, she loves to travel with her husband, spend time with her daughter, and read. Shelly is the Vice President of the Speech-Language Pathology Services for the Arkansas Speech Language Hearing Association (ArkSHA), serves on the American Speech Language Association (ASHA) Medicaid Committee, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Arkansas Healthcare Alliance. She has been trained in the following approaches:
- Treatment for Children with Severe Impairments
- Sensory and Motor Learning
- STAR program
- Pediatric Feeding Disorders
- SOS Feeding Approach
- Sensory Motor Approach to Apraxia
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech – The Kaufman Methods
- Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
- Learn to Play the NDT Way
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Strategies for Treating Children with Autism
- Beckman Oral Motor Training
Shelly may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President of Operations
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 email@example.com.
Public Relations Coordinator
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Director, Psychologist
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 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 email@example.com.
Director of Education
Kathy 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. 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.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miracle Kids Success Academy
Jonesboro South: 870-932-3600
Jonesboro North: 870-333-2600