Spring Celebrations

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Jessie Skipwith

Spring Blessings to our Aspen Families,

This time of year is always a joyful celebration for Aspen Academy students and families. We are fortunate to have the invitation to bring intentionality and curiosity to our learning of the various traditions, holidays and historical remembrances for every member of our Aspen family.

As we remain curious in our learnings I am happy to share with you some informative resources to support you in your personal growth as well as in your collaborative learning with your children and extended families. 

Please join us in learning more about the Christian holiday of Easter, the Jewish holiday of Passover, and the Muslim holy month of Ramadan; all taking place during what is respected by many around the world a holy time of the calendar year.

The Aspen Academy family extends well wishes, much peace, and many blessings as you engage in this learning and celebration with your families. 

About the Author


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