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We began this year with a vision to provide our students with dedicated counseling services, recognizing the profound impact such support can have on their overall well-being and success. However, the realization of this vision was hindered by limited financial resources. In a bold step of faith, understanding the pressing need for this service, we have committed to bringing a school counselor on board. This decision, while necessary, presents a financial challenge. We are reaching out to our community for support to make this vital service a sustainable reality. Your generous contributions can directly impact the lives of our students, offering them the guidance, support, and care they need in these challenging times. Join us in this faith-driven endeavor to provide a nurturing and holistic educational experience at ASPIRE Academy.


Mindy Salyers (BA, MSC), a seasoned Christian educator and licensed School Counselor with nearly two decades of experience, has made significant contributions in both private and public educational sectors, focusing particularly on at-risk students. Her commitment to bridging educational disparities is evident through her involvement in six grant-funded projects. Currently, she is collaborating with the La Sierra University Center for Conflict Resolution to pioneer a school counseling service for Conferences across the NAD. Mindy’s expertise is further enhanced by her certifications as an OLWEUS Bullying Prevention trainer, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist, and in Restorative Practices. Her diverse experiences across various educational levels have shaped her passion for nurturing the social, emotional, and academic development of students, deeply rooted in her Adventist faith.

Mindy’s personal life is as fulfilling as her professional journey. She resides in a serene mountain cabin retreat with her husband, two daughters, and a beloved golden retriever, where she finds balance and inspiration amidst nature’s tranquility.

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