Residency Partnership Schools

Elementary Teacher Residency Partnership Schools

Partnership Co-Coordinators: Dr. Danielle Dennis and Dr. Sarah van Ingen


Pizzo Elementary is located on the University of South Florida campus. The student population spans from pre-kindergarten through 5th grade and includes several exceptional education programs. Influenced by USF, Pizzo's school colors are green and gold and our mascot is the bull. 

As a Professional Development School (PDS), Pizzo partners with the university to prepare pre-service teachers, provide continuous staff development of experienced professionals, and implement the research and development of practices that will lead to superior educational outcomes for children. Collaborative work between and among Hillsborough County Public Schools, the University of South Florida, the Museum of Science and Industry and the staff of Pizzo Elementary is providing the best educational experiences for our students. 

Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis or Dr. Sarah van Ingen


USF Patel is also located on the University of South Florida campus and is a partnership school between the University of South Florida and Hillsborough County Public Schools. Students benefit from the collaborative opportunities with the USF College of Education associated with classroom practice, curriculum, and school-based research. USF Patel is geared toward improving student progress.

USF Patel is a small, close-knit, culturally diverse school that ensures personal attention for every student. The school provides children with a top quality, individualized education in a safe and respectful environment. USF Patel focuses on academics designed to develop lifelong learners who are ready to face the challenges of the 21st century.

 Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis or Dr. Sarah van Ingen


MOSI Partnership School is a Hillsborough County Public Elementary (K-5) School located on the grounds of the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida. The small school size (less than 300 students) and partnership with the museum provides students with unique educational opportunities not usually available in most schools. Classes have full access to museum exhibits whenever needed to support the curriculum.

 Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis or Dr. Sarah van Ingen


Every child deserves the highest quality education possible. At Mort Elementary, teachers and staff are dedicated to providing every student a safe and academically enriched environment in which to learn. The best teachers available are hired and are given multiple opportunities to continue their professional development. Parent involvement is essential for students to achieve their highest potential. We encourage all parents to be actively involved in their child's education on a daily basis.

 Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis or Dr. Sarah van Ingen 


Shaw Elementary is a learning community dedicated to the success of every student. The Shaw community provides quality instruction that empowers students to be successful and responsible for their learning both in and out of school.

Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis or Dr. Sarah van Ingen



Witter Elementary strives to be a model school of excellence in teaching and learning. Our staff and students focus on a high standard of learning within a context of family and community involvement.

Contact: Dr. Danielle Dennis or Dr. Sarah van Ingen