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Dr. Danny Merck

Superintendent, School District of Pickens County


Dr. Danny Merck has over 24 years of experience as an educator in South Carolina.

Dr. Merck also has experience as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. Prior to being named Superintendent, Dr. Merck was principal at DW Daniel High School. Before that role he served as the district's Assistant Superintendent of Administration, overseeing principals, finance, alternative education, food service and Student Services.

Dr. Merck received a B.A. in Business Economics from Wofford College, his teaching certification from Southern Wesleyan University, an M.S.S. in Sports Management from the U. S. Sports Academy, and Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and a Superintendent Certification from Clemson University.

Dr. Merck lives in Norris with his wife, Suzanne and their four children who are all enrolled in the School District of Pickens County.