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Traditions
Jennifer McPhie

According to Merriam-Webster, “Tradition” is defined as “the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction.” I’ve come to realize that traditions can also be formed outside of my family and outside of our home. As part of the Aspen community, we are also a part of our school’s traditions such as AMP-ed, the 8th Grade mentoring program, and one in particular near and dear to my heart…the Lunar New Year.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Aspen Difference
Jessie Skipwith

In August of 2023, we will mark the 60 year anniversary of Dr. King’s sharing of his dream. How will we all honor his call in the upcoming days and weeks?

Middle School Students working on math problems.
  • Academics
  • Child Development
Corey Sampson

Learn more from Middle School Director, Corey Sampson, on how we support students in middle school as they evolve their independence and triumph over challenges

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Aspen Academy Contributors

Best practices from Aspen Academy teachers and staff to help you confidently and genuinely tackle any interview that comes your way for teachers looking to work at the best private schools in Denver.

Tell Us Your Story
  • Child Development
  • The Aspen Difference
Amber Hornbacher

Amber Hornbacher, Community Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion Non-Program Coordinator shares about the next parent book discussion on biracial and bicultural families featuring the book, Half and Half by Claudine Chiawei O'Hearn.

Cultural Competency Shines for the Holiday Season
  • The Aspen Difference
Jessie Skipwith

As the holiday season is upon us, the Aspen Academy community was able to joyfully celebrate the multitude of religious representations of our student population during this week’s Aspen Morning Program (AMP’d) performances.

LiFE Lessons - Taking it Home
  • Leadership
  • The Aspen Difference
Rachel Adkins

We want parents to be able to reinforce concepts about leadership in conversations at home, or in the car on the way home, or in teachable moments, or wherever you see fit with your own children Here are some questions that can help get you started, and you can count on finding relevant questions in the newsletter in weeks to come, to help you to activate these dinner table conversations!

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • The Aspen Difference
Mark Musselman

How are you tracking on your annual goals and accomplishments? Use these questions to revisit them and soar through what remains of 2022!

Coaching Ourselves: Start. Stop. Sustain.
  • Leadership
  • The Aspen Difference
Mark Musselman

As we approach our lives in continuous improvement, taking the time to evaluate items we'd like to stop, start, and sustain can be a revealing exercise.