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Vice President of Operations


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.

Clinical Director


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.

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 Kids Unlimited #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 Kids Unlimited 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.

Is Your Child On Track?

How your child plays, learns, speaks and acts offer important clues about his development.

Do you have questions about your child’s development? View our milestone checklist to see if your child is where he/she should be at this stage in their development.

Still have concerns? Complete the form below to contact our staff to discuss your concerns, schedule a tour of our facility, or make an appointment to speak with our staff.

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Cabot: 501-941-3500
Searcy: 501-268-3400
Farmington: 479-300-6400
Ft. Smith: 479-755-6601

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