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

ELEVATE TEAM

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)
M.S., Education and Human Development

Elevate Blogs

Speech, Hearing and Vision Screenings at Aspen Academy
Jessie Skipwith

Aspen Academy is committed to supporting a family’s role in ensuring positive, individualized developmental outcomes for all children within this community. We are proud to offer these screening opportunities each year. The screenings provide feedback on your child’s hearing, vision, speech, and motor development. Read on for more details.

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You're Invited: Parent DEI Book Club Kicks Off for 2021-2022!
Jessie Skipwith

This year, Aspen Academy will continue its great work of leaning into challenging conversations, supporting one another, and engaging in dialogue as we remain intentional about creating a community that recognizes and celebrates the variety of the human tapestry that makes up our school family. Learn more about our October Parent DEI Book Club!

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Elevate: Social Emotional Growth, Academic Support, Cultural Competence Development
Jessie Skipwith

Welcome back Aspen Academy to the 2021-22 school year!  The energy in the building and throughout the community is absolutely energizing.  As we prepare for a new school year, we are poised to jump right in to join in partnership and collaboration with you, our parent community, in supporting our students in a smooth transition back to school. 

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Celebrating Differences: Middle School Students Attend STAMP Conference
Jessie Skipwith

This Spring, as part of a larger network of Denver school participants, seven Aspen Academy seventh and eighth graders participated in the 2021 STAMP (Students Taking Action & Making Progress) Conference in a virtual format. Learn more about their experience and takeaways!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Cindy Hewatt, School Counselor, LMFT

As we come to the last few weeks of a very unique and challenging school year, it is a great time to be aware of our own, and our children’s, mental health.  We have seen here at Aspen Academy what schools are seeing nationwide, an increase in anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.  What I like to tell our students is that there are no “bad” feelings, all feelings are there for a reason, it is how we are able to manage those feelings that can be healthy or lead to more challenges. Read on for resources to support you and your students.

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