Dr. Kiran C. Patel High School Announces the Appointment of Marlee Strawn as Principal.

Marlee Strawn is excited to join the Patel High School family, following over 10 years of service within the Hillsborough School District. Her career began at Tampa Bay Technical High School, where she taught Advanced Placement World History and European History. While at Tampa Bay Technical High School, she received the Warren Tracey Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award. She then went on to teach at Robinson High School before becoming Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Bell Creek Academy 6-12 Charter School. Mrs. Strawn has been at Bell Creek for the past five school years. During her tenure there she created and implemented a High School Cambridge International AICE Curriculum that awarded 78% of its inaugural class the AICE Diploma. BCA received an A-rating for 5 consecutive years and Bell Creek High School was recognized by the Florida Department of Education as a “High Performing Charter School.” In addition, BCHS received the U.S. News Bronze Medal National Ranking in 2017-2018.

Mrs. Strawn is a product of Hillsborough County Schools, graduating from Durant High School.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida College of Education. She then went on to receive her master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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. She looks forward to making Patel High School the top high school in the district!

During her free time, Mrs. Strawn enjoys spending time with her family, boating, and supporting USF Athletics! Go Bulls!

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