MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Jenna Porcelli, Certified ISR Instructor

Hi there! My name is Jenna Porcelli and I am a former New Yorker now living in Yardley PA. I have a varied professional background and have worn many hats, but since 2005 I have been building a successful career in advertising with digital companies such as Buzzfeed and Scary Mommy.

 

I found ISR when my oldest was an infant, and brought him 40 min away from my home to a fabulous ISR instructor for lessons. It was beyond worth it despite being hectic to manage with a full time job, and when my second child came along I schlepped her to lessons too! 

 

Parenting is hard, and we are all always wondering if we are doing the right thing. But when I saw my babies roll to their back for the first time I didn't have to wonder- I knew I had done whatever it took to make them as safe as possible around water. ISR solidified its place as one of my proudest accomplishments as their mama, and I became obsessed with helping other parents feel that way too!

 

I am beyond proud to have spent 180 hours training to become part of the solution for childhood drowning. During the school year I teach near my home in Bucks County PA, but am thrilled to be teaching one session in NYC in early 2020, and a session in the Hamptons in July 2020. 

 

I look forward to meeting you & your children by the pool!

Julie Russell

Certified ISR Sr. Master Instructor, RN BSN

Hello! I am a former PICU nurse who was introduced to ISR many years ago when my first son was a baby. The rest is how they say "History"...I have 3 beautiful grown children who are the lights of my life. I currently live in Maine, but have lived in Florida, NY, Ma and NC. I have been an ISR Master Instructor for about 30 years and have taught in all the places I have lived except NC, all the while continuing my job as a Pediatric Nurse.

My greatest accomplishment with ISR was developing and creating the RET department, which is now the hallmark of safety within the ISR program and sets us apart from any other programs in the world. I retired for awhile back in 2014 to spend more time with my family, but couldn't stay away for long. I came back to help out the team in the summer of 2018 and will be joining Jenna in the Summer of 2020 to teach babies & children in NY!