News & Awards

Aspen Academy community always has something exciting going on. Be sure to visit this page often for the latest news and accomplishments from students, faculty, staff and alumni!


Denver Business Journal Best Places to Work 2022

Best Places to Work 2022




Future Holders: 2019 Pitch Competition
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2019, 2021, 2022

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Private Schools
2019, 2021, 2022, 2023


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Annette Calhoun, PK teacher at Aspen Academy, presenting at RMECC in 2023.

Congratulations to our very own Pre-Kindergarten teacher Annette Calhoun, who presented on the power of play-based learning at Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference over the weekend! We love that our teachers are the best of the best and present at conferences to share their wisdom and further our mission of transforming education.

Read more about Annette Calhoun, Pre-K Teacher, Selected to Speak at 2023 RMECC Conference
Kristina Scala Achieves Denver Business Journal Outstanding Women in Business 2022 Award!

Aspen Academy is thrilled to announce Kristina Scala has been named an Outstanding Women in Business 2022 award-winner by the Denver Business Journal. 

"The Mile High City and the surrounding region is home to an expansive coalition of talented women leading their businesses through the good and the challenging.

For Denver Business Journal's 2022 Outstanding Women in Business program, we'll be introducing readers to 33 honorees — the Denver metro area's top women executives, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and influencers."

Subscribers can read the full article here.

Aspen Academy Awarded Best Places to Work

This week, Denver Business Journal announced that Aspen Academy is an honoree in the Large category of their Best Places to Work for 2022. We are grateful to each one of our teachers, faculty, and staff (and families!) that work hard to create the extraordinary culture at  Read more here and here.

2020 ColoradoBiz Magazine Top Company Finalist

PBS Documentary Feature

Media Inquiries and Speaker Requests

We welcome those seeking to schedule interviews, inquire about Aspen Academy or for editorial content to contact our team. Our Head of School, Kristina Scala is a sought after speaker on topics of leadership, entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, cultural responsiveness and strategic planning. We also have members of the Aspen Academy leadership team that regularly participate in speaking engagements.

For media and speaker requests please contact Theresa Letman at

Theresa Letman

Marketing & Communications Director

Theresa comes to Aspen Academy with nearly two decades of experience in marketing and communications at nonprofits and mission-driven private organizations. Her work includes crafting success stories from Fortune 500 teams and consulting with premiere arts organizations to cultivate larger audiences.

Theresa is inspired by the extraordinary sense of community at Aspen Academy; the remarkable students, families, and team; and the thoughtful values. She lives in South Denver with her husband, Jason and son, Wyatt. They love to travel, grow tomatoes, listen to music and sail.

Looking for a speaker for an upcoming event?


We're available to provide engaging and actionable tips for parents from workplace lunch and learns and Mom's groups, to community groups and more! Sample topics include:

Teaching Leadership to 4-Year Olds
Studies show the increasing need for leadership of self to begin at even earlier ages to foster resilience and positive and productive approaches to the world. Learn strategies for supporting your child!

Building Resilient Teens: How Focus on Character & Leadership Development Supports Students and Brings Out Their Best
Tweens and Teens suffer from increasing depression and anxiety. Learn productive ways to respond to your child and foster resilience as a positive and productive response to challenges.

Values Aligned: Creating Your Day to Day Life to Reflect What You Value
With constant demands on our time, we often overlook our values and prioritize on the urgent vs. the important. Learn how strategies to create space for more of your values in your daily life.

Power of Optimism and Positivity in Your Home or Workplace
Maintaining a positive outlook can add years to your life. Learn about research in positive psychology and it’s impact on our day-to-day approach to living longer and with more optimism.

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