Ashley Galfond, from Tampa, is the founding Principal of Dr. Kiran C. Patel Elementary School. Ashley comes to Patel Elementary with over 8 years of experience as an elementary assistant principal, most recently serving the community of Chiles Elementary School in Tampa Palms. Mrs. Galfond earned an elementary education degree from the University of South Florida and a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Florida Atlantic University. She resides in Tampa with her husband and three children. Ashley takes on the opportunity to implement a well-rounded rigorous academic program at Patel Elementary, while striving to develop healthy young learners physically, mentally, and emotionally.