Message from ELEVATE: March 19, 2020

  • Child Development
  • Health and Wellness
Jessie Skipwith

March 19, 2020

Today I was truly inspired by the quote shown in the picture above. We are observing new challenges many times a day and right behind each challenge is a student, teacher or parent demonstrating a new and innovative solution to that challenge - Innovative Entrepreneurship! 

As for our students, I am enjoying my work with them through our participation in the online learning platform. They are demonstrating that they are maturing into use of their abilities to create culture, respond maturely, and overcome small adversities for large gains.  Students are seeing the importance of their partnership in maintaining the strength of our community, holding themselves and each other accountable, and remaining open to the many “seeds of opportunity and growth” that are coming their way. Keep up the great work!

I also wanted to take a brief moment to share the ELEVATE website with you where you

can access many resources and recommendations for books and websites regarding healthy child development and learning. Thank you for your ongoing partnership and we look forward to connecting soon.


Mr. Skipwith

Jessie Skipwith, School Student Success Coach (grades PK-8)


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About the Author

Jessie Skipwith is the Student Success Coach 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.