Elevate Student Support Services

Each student shows up, learns, and navigates through the world differently.
  Every student is capable of growth.

ELEVATE provides coaching, intervention, and professional development to support our teachers, parents, and students in achieving their full potential along the academic and social emotional continuum.

We operate on the fundamental belief that through an intentional, student-centered, strength based approach, we can create a paradigm shift in the way we support and empower each and every learner within our community.

Aspen Academy’s ELEVATE program takes a three-tiered approach. By doing so, we honor, cultivate, and celebrate strengths in all learners. Services include:

Aspen Academy is committed to the expansion of services to enrich all learners in our community:

  • Providing Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity screenings
  • Offering Speech, Occupational Therapy, and Hearing screenings
  • Onsite Tutoring Available Student (Additional fee required)
  • Expanded Enrichment services


Jessie Skipwith

Director of Elevate & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Success Coach, Licensed School Counselor
M.Ed., Counselor Education, University of New Orleans
B.A., Justice, American University

Cindy Hewatt

School Counselor, LMFT
B.S., Psychology, Colorado State University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, LMFT, Chapman University

Megan McKnight

Lower School Learning Specialist
BA, Elementary Education, University of Arizona

Justin Wimbish

Middle School Learning Interventionist
B.S., Management Information Systems, University of Wyoming
Staff Sergeant (E-6), US Army Reserve
(In Progress) M.S., Education and Human Development

Elevate Blogs

How to Cope With Back to School Stress
Cindy Hewatt

This is a year of new challenges for students and families and can lead to an increase in stress for both. An important thing for parents to remember is that our kids are often mini mirrors of ourselves. If we become stressed and anxious we can pass this on to our kids.  So first and foremost, our primary job as a parent is to be aware of and to cope, as best we can, with our own stress. Read on for 12 strategies for managing stress as caregivers.

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Jessie Skipwith

School is underway and in full swing! Certainly emotions are high.Yes, excitement, wonder and joy are abundant! At the same time, nerves, stress and anxiety are also at heightened levels. Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a time when professionals in schools and the mental health community recognize the importance of providing information and support in identifying appropriate signs and symptoms for students at risk. Read on for more...

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Grow, Learn and Lead with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Jessie Skipwith

This school year has started as quickly as last year ended and we enter this school year with a direct and absolute call to action. There is no doubt that your children and families have observed, heard or discussed any number of topics this summer surrounding matters that speak to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read on for more about our 2020-2021 focus on DEI.

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We Can Prepare Even in Times of Uncertainty: Social-Emotional Support, Academic Strategies, and Confronting Racial Injustice
Jessie Skipwith

As we ready ourselves for a new school year, one certainty is that there are many questions on the horizon for all of us. There are many ways we can prepare for a new, exciting, and adventurous school year. We can choose our attitude, and intentionally frame our perspective, as we encounter all that life throws our way.  Although the 2020-2021 school year will be unlike any before, we can choose positivity and optimism, we can choose persistence, and we can choose gratitude. 

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