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 (2003-2011)
(In Progress) M.S., Education and Human Development

Elevate Blogs

Understanding Your Middleschooler And The Challenges You May Be Facing
Cindy Hewatt, School Counselor, LMFT

”While tweens and young teens are growing in all areas, in none is it more obvious than their social/emotional development. These changes coincide with the transition to middle school, which demarcates the shift to adolescence as we think of it. Understanding this complicated time will help you best guide your child through it. 

Cindy Hewatt addresses some of the common challenges for middle school students and how parents might respond to support their students during tough times.

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ELEVATE is Here for YOU!
Jessie Skipwith

Following the love, care and invitation for continued partnership during this week's Town Hall with Ms. Scala, we would like to reiterate some thoughtful considerations to all of our families as we continue to confront head on the variety of unknowns before us. The Mental Health and Wellness of our community remains a priority, and in this time of heightened stress and anxiety, we are here for you.

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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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