Mr. Barry Llewellyn
I am thrilled to be starting my first full-time school year at St. Ignatius Loyola School! I was an environmental scientist for GPU Nuclear for about 20 years after graduating from Elizabethtown College with a BS degree in biology and chemistry. When the company decided to get out of the electric generation business, my job and my entire department was eliminated. At that point, I made a mid-life career change and went back to school to get my Elementary Education Certification from Alvernia College in 2000.
My teaching career began at Sacred Heart School in West Reading, where I had been a student from grades one through 8. From there I went on to Holy Name High School where I graduated in 1975. After serving as a computer teacher for grades K – 8 for a few months at Sacred Heart, I transferred to LaSalle Academy in Shillington where I taught 6th grade language arts and 7th grade religion for about a year and a half. After that, I 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, I finally settled into a permanent teaching position at the Twin Valley Elementary Center where I taught 4th grade for 14 years before retiring in June 2017.
I am a parishioner of St. Ignatius. I was a swimmer and diver in high school and college, and I have been coaching the Wilshire Pool Age Group Diving Team for the past 10 summers, and the Governor Mifflin High School Diving Team for the past 8 years. I love to read, swim and spend time with my family. I have never been married and have no children, but I have many nephews and nieces whom I love very much!
I am excited to be able to share my Catholic faith with my 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and to teach them all that I can in an interesting and enjoyable manner. My favorite quote that I share with my students and try to model is “Character is doing the right thing when no one is looking.” I’m not sure who coined it, but I believe it’s a worthy goal.