Riffenburgh Elementary School

1320 East Stuart Street Fort Collins CO 80525
Principal: Melanie Mierzwa
Phone:(970) 488-7935 Fax:(970) 488-7937 Attendance: (970) 488-7936
Hours:8:45am-3:28pm 1/2 Day Kindergarten Hours:8:45am-12:30pm

Meet our Principal!

Hi Riffenburgh families and community!  It’s Mrs. Melanie Mierzwa, Riffenburgh’s new principal.  I thought I would take a minute to share a little about myself.  I wanted to be in education ever since first grade when I had Mrs. Gist as my teacher.  From that year on, I “taught” my stuffed animals and friends every chance I got!  About 10 years into my teaching career, I caught the leadership bug.  I was lucky enough to have some great principals and I wanted to support teachers and students the way I had been supported. 

I have a wonderfully supportive family and my own 3 kids are generous enough to share me every day with 540 other kids. My husband is also a PSD educator teaching math at Rocky Mountain High School.  I spend my free time playing board games, enjoying the pool and walking trails in my neighborhood, attending my twin’s sporting events, and going to the theatre with my husband.  When you see me around school, please make sure to take a minute to introduce yourself-I am loving getting to know the Riffenburgh community!