Danny Merck has been named principal of D.W. Daniel High School in Central.
Merck will officially begin his new duties July 1 and will succeed Sharon Huff. Huff has been named assistant superintendent of instructional services for the School District of Pickens County.
Merck has served as assistant superintendent of administrative services for the Pickens County school district since August.
He began his career as an educator in 1991 in the Pickens County school district. He taught 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 Anderson School District 4 in 2005 and then became Easley High principal in 2009.
A 1989 graduate of Wofford College, Merck also received an educational specialist degree in secondary and elementary administration in 1999. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in 2005 and superintendent’s certification from Clemson University in 2009.