Hello CB Eller family,
I am very thankful to be entrusted to serve this community in the capacity of the Principal of C.B. Eller Elementary School. Our school theme for the 2020-2021 school year is “We can do virtually anything”. My vision for CB Eller is to be the compass that guides our students to a solid academic foundation which enables their success in middle and high school and in life. I'm looking forward to working with our students, parents, grandparents,guardians and staff to ensure that every student is academically successful and grows as a person.
I would like to share some of my background with you. I am happily married to Jessica Llewellyn and we have three beautiful daughters Meredith, Emmalyn, and Anna. I graduated from Surry Community College with an Associates in Arts degree in 2004. Then I attended Lees McRae College and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education which allowed me to teach 4th and/or 5th grade for 6 1/2 years. During that time, I went back to school to attain a Master's Degree in School Administration from Appalachian State University and graduated in 2013. I was fortunate to serve as Assistant Principal at North Wilkes Middle School for 10 months before transferring to North Wilkes High School as the Assistant Principal for almost 5 years. Beginning the 2020-2021 school year, I will begin my 3rd year in the Principalship at CB Eller.
In closing, one of my favorite life quotes was made by Sir Winston Churchill in the height of World War 2, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Never, Never, Never give up." Just as my teachers and principals never gave up on me, I will never give up on one of our students.