Interim Head of School

Peggy Daniels

"CDS encourages growth and everyone works together for the benefit of children. Teachers here are highly dedicated and give more of themselves than in any other school I have ever known. Coming to Carolina Day made a real difference for me professionally and enriched the lives of my children. Carolina Day inspires students, guides them to pursue their passions and become the best they can be, and encourages them to value relationships and make a difference.” Peggy Daniels

Peggy Daniels is interim head of school for the 2019-20 school year. In her 34 years at CDS, Peggy has served as middle school principal, associate head of school, interim head of school (2014-15), and upper school principal. We are grateful to Peggy for delaying her retirement, and for her commitment to the school, her wisdom, and her unwavering support. During her career at CDS, she has received the Headmaster’s Award, the Melissa Ogden Memorial Award, the Betty Lou Davis Teacher Recognition Award, and the Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University. Her leadership has been fundamental to strategic planning, development of the school's mission and core beliefs, and community spirit. This is the second time Peggy has stepped in to serve as interim during a head of school search.