The Blue Flame will be led by one of its own alumni in the coming school year. Corey Willimon ’11, who is a Pickens High School graduate, has been selected as the new principal of PHS.
Willimon previously served as assistant principal at Walhalla High School and Walhalla Middle School and worked as a social studies teacher at Southside, Pendleton and Easley high schools. He also served as an administrative intern during his final year of teaching at Easley High, and he has coached football and basketball at several schools.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary social studies education from Clemson University and a master’s degree with a concentration in school leadership from Furman University. He is currently pursuing an Ed. D. in Education Leadership from Liberty University.
“Mr. Willimon will bring of wealth of experience from both inside and outside the classroom to this position,” said Dr. Danny Merck, School District of Pickens County Superintendent. “As a product of Pickens High School, he understands the Pickens community. I know that he will lead the Blue Flame family with enthusiasm, integrity and a love for students.”
He is a member of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the Southern Regional Education Board, and the South Carolina High School League Coaches Association. Willimon lives in Seneca with his wife Kelli, who is an assistant principal at West-Oak Middle School.