Celebrating Our Community of Kindness

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Jessie Skipwith

April is Diversity Month

Aspen Academy is grateful for the diverse tapestry of students, families and life experiences that are celebrated within our community.  This spring we recognize the variety of historical and family traditions, religious celebrations, and the multitude of walks of life that make up our Inclusive Community.  

This spring we see families and students at Aspen Academy joyfully celebrating new beginnings through acknowledgements of Easter, Passover, Holi, Rama Navami, Ramadan and so much more!  As we come together as a Community of Kindness and Inclusivity, please join us in recognizing and learning more about the beautiful tapestry of humanity that represents the Aspen Academy family.  

Thank you for the partnership, dedication and commitment that each of you extends in creating a more inclusive space for all.  All are welcome - all are respected - and all have value as we grow in joining one another on our respective paths toward a more understanding and empathetic world.

Happy Spring Celebrations!

 

About the Author

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Jessie Skipwith is the Director of Elevate & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Licensed School Counselor at Aspen Academy.

Jessie comes to Aspen Academy with over 20 years of experience in educational leadership and student engagement. He has held head of school positions at elementary, middle and high schools, ran an all-school counseling department, provided private practice counseling services for families and individuals, and has served as the executive director of an education non-profit supporting low-income, English language learners from throughout the greater Denver area. He is a voracious reader of books about how students learn, how families and communities support developing young people, as well as books on progressive, innovative and dynamic new solutions to many of today’s life challenges. Jessie loves that Aspen Academy provides families and students with a small, nurturing and safe environment that encourages students to take healthy risks, to push themselves beyond their comfort zones, and that it inspires insatiable curiosity and wonder in students as they pursue their passions to help make the world a better place to live for all people. Outside of work, he loves to spend time with his wife and two children and enjoying Colorado’s great outdoors while hiking, golfing or skiing.