How Does ELEVATE Support Students at Aspen Academy?

  • Child Development
  • Health and Wellness
Jessie Skipwith

As we begin the second semester, we are excited to celebrate the expansion of the Aspen Academy ELEVATE program. ELEVATE team members are here to engage with each Aspen Academy student in his/her personal growth as we meet students where they are. Recognizing that each student brings personal strengths and learning styles to their school experience, ELEVATE promotes teachers, students and parents in building upon these individual differences to guide students towards success. 

Please take a moment to review the following ELEVATE team member names, roles and grade-level divisions. We see clearly that early and regular communication with your child's ELEVATE team member is one of the easiest and efficient ways to get answers to everyday questions surrounding your student's learning, growth, and social-emotional health. We welcome communication via email, phone and scheduled appointments to support this regular communication and look forward to working with you and your family throughout your students' time with us here at Aspen Academy. 


Megan McKnight, Lower School Learning Specialist (grades PK-4) 


Katie Lee, Middle School Learning Specialist (grades 5-8) 


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


Please visit our ELEVATE website at to learn more and thank you for your ongoing partnership in support of your children's continued success! 

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.