Meet Daniel Bruce: Travelers Rest High School’s New Principal

by Guest Contributor

by Andrea Beam


Normally, writers take a few liberties and embellish a bit when featuring a hometown boy. In this case, that won’t be necessary. No alum of the Travelers Rest High School Class of ’95 will be surprised to hear that Daniel Bruce has returned to their alma mater as its new administrator. I can proudly say, “I knew him when.”

During our high school years, Daniel was everybody’s friend. He was genuine and sincere – one of the good guys. I remember him loving sports and excelling in academics. Oh, and being very tall! Probably what helped land him in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

After graduating from Travelers Rest High School, Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wingate University. He later earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Tennessee Technological University.



With a wife and four daughters, Daniel is definitely outnumbered at home. He loves traveling with his family on vacations. I don’t know if you caught that, but he lives with five women. Five. I’m pretty sure that earns him another degree!

When Daniel isn’t taking in a sporting event or extracurricular activity to support fellow Devildogs, you can find him working hard at our beloved school. One of his goals is for “TRHS to be a model that all other schools in the state will aspire to emulate.” What an amazing outlook!

Mr. Bruce comes with over fourteen years of experience with Greenville County Schools. He’s worked as a special education aide, teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. His passion for working with youth is evident. “I always wanted to work with young people. As an adult, all of my jobs included working with children.” Had he not gone into education, he would have likely studied to become a social worker. Again, none of this is surprising. There’s a long list of former classmates who would describe Daniel as kid-friendly. 



“I am a proud product of this community and I’m going to do everything humanly possible to ensure that this school is recognized as one of the BEST in SC!” Daniel says.

Welcome back, Daniel Bruce! We look forward to watching you love and encourage the students of Travelers Rest High School.

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