1st Grade


Ms. Tricarico                Ms. Dispense             Ms.Kunzler


 [email protected] This is my 12th year at SME. I have two daughters, Megan and Sarah. I also have two poodles, Kaya and Ember. I love coming to work every day and saying good morning to my students!


 [email protected]   I am Ms. Dispense I have been teaching first grade for 19 ½ years! I look forward to helping you be lifelong learners, gain confidence, and learn teamwork skills. In 2020, I had the honor of receiving an Apple Award and representing Stone Mountain as the Elementary Educator of the Year for DCSD. I am a Colorado native, went to Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska on a soccer scholarship, and received my Master’s degree at the University of Colorado at Denver in Curriculum and Instruction with an ESL I also earned my principal’s license from the University of Phoenix. I have two sons, Dylan (9th grade) and Logan (7th grade). You will find us on a soccer, baseball, or football field around town. During our free time we enjoy traveling, watching movies, skiing, and cheering for all of the Denver sports teams. I love to read books and ride my Peloton bike. We also have two miniature schnauzers, Gianna and Rocco.

KATE TRICARICO  [email protected] Hi! I am Kate Tricarico, and this will be my 5th year teaching 1st grade at Stone Mountain. My sweet and supportive fiance, Josh, and I have been together since we were Juniors at ThunderRidge High School. We live in Sterling Ranch with our Mini Bernedoodle, Scout, and cockapoo, Ruby. In addition to teaching, I love being with family and friends, playing Pickleball, and shopping at Target.