Merck named Daniel principal

CENTRAL — Dr. Danny Merck, SDPC Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, has been named principal of Daniel High School. His official start date at the school is July 1.
Merck began his education career in SDPC in 1991, teaching at Simpson Academy, Gettys Middle School and Liberty High School before being named an assistant principal at Easley High School in 2000. He became principal at Pendleton High School in 2005 and then returned to Easley High as principal in 2009.
Merck has been assistant superintendent of administrative services since August 2011.
A 1989 graduate of Wofford College, Merck also received an educational specialist’s degree in secondary and elementary administration in 1999. He earned a doctorate degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2005 and superintendent’s certification from Clemson University in 2009.
Merck will succeed Sharon Huff, who has been named assistant superintendent of instructional services.