Meet the Front Office


OUR ADMINISTRATION TEAM

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Mrs. Kruse             Mrs. Franci            Mrs. Smith

 
MICHELLE FRANCI
Principal 

 [email protected]  Welcome to the Cub Family! My name is Michelle Franci, and I am the proud principal of Stone Mountain. I have been in education for 27 years and have taught 1st-6th grade in both California and Colorado. I opened Stone Mountain in 2007 as a teacher. In 2013, I became the Assistant Principal and have been the Principal at SME since 2017. Stone Mountain is the best school on the planet- no doubt! Stone Mountain runs through my veins and I am so proud to be a Cub! Outside of school, I love traveling with my husband and daughter and I am learning how to play golf. My daughter, Kylee, is a ThunderRidge High School graduate and just graduated from Colorado School of Mines. She was once a Stone Mountain Cub!  


 
KATIE KRUSE
Assistant Principal 
[email protected] Hello! I am blessed to be the Assistant Principal of our amazing SME Cubs! This is my 5th year as Assistant Principal and I have loved every minute of it! Prior to my time at SME, I taught Marketing, Business and a mix of other classes at ThunderRidge High School just down the street for 10 years. I adore the connections we have in the TRHS Feeder! My husband has taught high school math for 20 years and we have three boys that keep us very busy along with our mini goldendoodle puppy, Sanibel. My oldest, Dane, will be attending Ranch View Middle School this year! My younger two, Harley and Cy, attend Stone Mountain along with my niece and nephew, Rees and Jack! I am a native to Highlands Ranch and have grown up with this community! I am so happy to raise my own kids here with my extended family! I love making adventures out of anything, trying new restaurants, attending Broadway musicals, and escaping to the mountains when we can! It's always a good day to have a good day!

 
ALISON SMITH
Professional Learning Specialist 
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This will be my 24th year in education. For the first six years of my career I taught 2nd and 3rd-grade before moving to 5th when Stone Mountain opened in 2007. While at SME, I've taught 5th-grade (all subjects), 6th-grade math, and 5th-grade science/social studies. Two years ago I moved into the Professional Learning Specialist (PLS) role. I love working at Stone Mountain and am also a proud parent of a cub (my daughter, McKenna, is in 4th-grade)! Outside of school, I enjoy watching sports, hanging out with my family on our patio, spending time with friends, and walking our mini goldendoodle, Rocky.


 

OUR FRONT OFFICE STAFF
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Mrs. Rittle                   Mrs. Lavigne               Mrs. Wright



JAMIE LAVIGNE 
Admin Assistant & Attendance  

 [email protected]   I am a mother of three wonderful men and married to my best friend, Joe. I am originally from North Idaho but my boys are natives of Colorado. I love rafting, being outside and working in my yard, going to football games and spending time with my family. 


 JESSICA WRIGHT
Registrar

 [email protected] This is my fourth year at SME and I am excited to join the front office team as the new school Registrar. My two daughters attend SME in 4th and 6th grades. I look forward to a great school year.

 PATTI RITTLE
Health Assistant
 [email protected] I am married to my wonderful husband Greg. We have 5 awesome children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. I love working at SME and feel privileged to be part of this great community of students, parents, and staff.










Nurse
NATALIE SMITH
School Nurse
[email protected]  I am a Southern girl! I have a husband, 2 children and a dog! I love being outdoors.


JOSE MENDOZA
Building Engineer