Mrs. Strawn is excited to join the Patel High School family, following over 10 years of service within the Hillsborough School District. Mrs. Strawn views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful students and teachers. She believes partnerships with parents and the community are essential to enriching the high school experience.


Mrs. Strawn , Principal

Dr. Stanton joins the PHS family as the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. He has been in education for over 20 years at both the secondary and collegiate levels. He has helped bring two other charter schools to success, taught thousands of students, and tutored dozens of others across 5 states. He is excited to bring his diverse experience and passion for education to PHS.


Ms. Incaprera has worked in the field of education for almost 20 years helping students to achieve academic success. Amy and her family moved to Tampa just over 2 years ago seeking warmer weather. Ms. Incaprera enjoys helping students achieve success and sharing her passion for learning. She is excited to be a part of Patel High School and looks forward to working with all students.


Ms. Incaprera, Guidance Counselor

Ms. Scharuda joins the PHS family as the ESE Director! She is originally from New Jersey. She lived in Marietta, GA for 13 years; Marietta is where her teaching journey begun. She moved to Tampa, Florida in December 2013. She is a proud parent of one daughter, who is a recent graduate of Kennesaw State University, Health Science major.


Ms. Scharuda, ESE Director

Mr. Cooper is a ninth year educator who is passionate about preparing students for their future educational and career pursuits through project-based learning. He also enjoys incorporating technology as a tool to enhance the learning process, while also teaching young adults about the importance of interpersonal communications and professional skills.


Ms. Geoghegan is the music teacher at Dr. Kiran C. Patel High School. She is thrilled for the opportunity to offer a well-rounded and unique approach to learning music due to her vibrant background as a professional musician and educator. Ms. Geoghegan will be teaching chorus and band, fostering keen musicianship, artistic discipline, and creation.


Ms. Geoghegan, Music Teacher

Ms. Werner will be teaching Math at Dr. Kiran C. Patel High School. She has a passion for mathematics education and loves helping students understand how much more they can achieve. Ms. Werner also has a passion for running and has just set a goal of running a distance race in all fifty states. She also enjoys reading good books and spending time with her family.


Ms. Werner, Math Teacher

Ms. Roberts has been teaching in Minnesota for the past six years. Ms. Roberts loves being able to share her passion for Spanish and the Spanish-speaking world with students! In college she studied abroad in Córdoba, Argentina and has also traveled to Chile, Uruguay, Peru, and Spain. She also speaks Portuguese! She can’t wait to meet everyone at Dr. Kiran C. Patel High School!


Ms. Roberts, Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Herkert joins the PHS family as a Science Teacher! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 16 years, though they met almost 24 years ago! She has two wonderful children and looks forward to seeing what they make of life. She simply wants to save the world through education and
believes that knowledge and communication are the pillars of the future.


Mrs. Herkert, Science Teacher