Meet the Front Office


Mrs. Kruse             Mrs. Franci            Mrs. Smith


 [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 28 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 graduate of ThunderRidge High School and Colorado School of Mines. She was once a Stone Mountain Cub!  

Assistant Principal 
[email protected] Hello! I am blessed to be the Assistant Principal of our amazing SME Cubs! This is my 6th 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 over 20 years and we have three boys that keep us very busy along with our mini goldendoodle, Sanibel. My oldest, Dane, attends Ranch View Middle School and 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!

Professional Learning Specialist 
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This will be my 25th 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. This will be my third year as the Professional Learning Specialist (PLS) at Stone Mountain where I am an Instructional Coach for all staff. I love working at Stone Mountain and am also a proud parent of a cub (my daughter, McKenna, is in 5th-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.


Mrs. Rittle                   Mrs. Lavigne               Mrs. Wright

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. 


 [email protected] This is my fifth year at SME and I love my role as Registrar and working with our amazing front office team. My two daughter is at Ranch View Middle School and my younger daughter will be in 5th grade at SME. I look forward to a great school year.

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.

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

Computer Resource/Support Technician


Building Engineer