Daniel’s Howard, Turner picked for annual honors

Dana Howard and Ute Turner

CENTRAL — Dana Howard and Ute Turner were recently chosen as Daniel High School’s 2016-2017 teacher of the year and support employee of the year, respectively.

Howard, a native of Charleston, is an English teacher at Daniel who is well-respected by both students and faculty. She has worked with the Broadcasting classes for many years, overseeing the production of the DWD TV episodes that are aired weekly during homeroom. This year, Howard also began working with the school’s Student Council, helping to organize a wide variety of activities that take place throughout the school year. Howard is married to fellow Daniel English teacher Todd Howard, and they have one young son.


Turner has been the bookkeeper at Daniel for more than 17 years. She is considered “one of the hardest working members of the school’s staff and has become the go-to person for anyone who has a question,” according to a nomination.

Turner is married to Daniel alumnus Eric Turner, and they have two daughters who are also Daniel graduates. In her free time, Turner enjoys bowling, painting, and creating crafts.

District teachers and support employees of the year will be honored at the School District of Pickens County’s “Welcome Back” meeting in August.