New teachers at St. John Fisher: Lisa Kaiser, Jan Tullis and David Jenney (Courtesy St. John Fisher School)
New teachers at St. John Fisher: Lisa Kaiser, Jan Tullis and David Jenney (Courtesy St. John Fisher School)
David Jenney will join the faculty at St. John Fisher School in Southwest Portland as seventh-grade homeroom teacher, and teach science for grades four to eight and math for seventh-graders.

He is moving back to his home in Oregon after working at international schools in Korea and Latvia for the past 22 years. Before teaching abroad he worked at St. Anthony School in Tigard. His experience spans middle school science (physical, earth and life science) and several high school courses such as biology and environmental systems. School administrators and parents of former students say he delivers lessons in a way that shows he has a lot of knowledge.

“He is a caring teacher and willingly dedicates his extra time to assist where needed, exhibiting a caring and collegial approach,” one reference said.

Jan Tullis joins St. John Fisher as new technology and innovation specialist. Tullis worked for many years in Portland Public Schools as a technology support advocate and as on-site technical support to the staff and students across the district. In addition, she has been an instructional technology coordinator at Chapman Elementary School and a volunteer at Jackson Middle School, where she instructed students and facilitated staff training. Her references note that she was “absolutely the best to work with, from her creative lessons to her ability to fix virtually anything.”  

The new kindergarten teacher is a familiar face to students. Lisa Kaiser has been the school’s long-term substitute for first- through fifth-grade computer classes. She also has worked closely with kindergarten reading students. Kaiser earned a teaching degree from State University College of New York in Buffalo and has been a primary teacher and literacy intervention specialist for more than 15 years.