Mr. Barry Llewellyn
Mr. Llewellyn began teaching at St. Ignatius Loyola School in the spring of 2018. He had a long circuitous career path prior to his current position here as a middle school teacher.
Mr. Llewellyn attended Sacred Heart School for grades one through eight. From there, he went on to Holy Name High School where he graduated in 1975. He went on to study biology and chemistry at Elizabethtown College where he graduated in 1979. Mr. Llewellyn was an environmental scientist for GPU Nuclear for about 20 years after graduating from college. When the company decided to get out of the electric generation business, his job and entire department was eliminated. At that point, Mr. Llewellyn made a mid-life career change and went back to school to get an Elementary Education Certification from Alvernia College in 2000.
After serving as a computer teacher for grades K – 8 for a few months at Sacred Heart, Mr. Llewellyn transferred to LaSalle Academy in Shillington where he taught 6th grade language arts and 7th grade religion for about a year and a half. After that, he spent time as a 6th grade teacher at Governor Mifflin Intermediate School, a 5th grade teacher at Riverside Elementary and a 5th grade teacher at Glenside Elementary, both in the Reading School District. After that, Mr. Llewellyn finally settled into a permanent teaching position at the Twin Valley Elementary Center where he taught 4th grade for 14 years before retiring in June 2017.
Mr. Llewellyn is a parishioner of St. Ignatius. He was a swimmer and diver in high school and college, and has been coaching the Wilshire Pool Age Group Diving Team for the past 12 summers, and the Governor Mifflin High School Diving Team for the past 10 years. He loves to read, fish, swim and spend time with family. Mr. Llewellyn also loves to sing and spent a few years as a part-time karaoke DJ. He has never been married and has no children, but he have many nephews and nieces whom he loves very much!
Mr. Llewellyn is excited to be able to share his Catholic faith with his middle school students and to teach them all that he can in an interesting and enjoyable manner. Mr. Llewellyn's favorite quote that he shares with students and tries to model is “Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking.” He is not sure who coined it, but it is a worthy goal.