AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The cards and sentiments were flowing in as Richmond County students and staff said goodbye to their leader.
"That's humbling," said Dr. Frank Roberson. "Both humbling, and encouraging."
But the times have not always been good for the superintendent.
He was forced to take a leave of absence early on in his tenure following emergency brain surgery, but eventually returned to the position, full-time.
"I give God the glory for that," said Dr. Roberson. "He made that possible. I prayed very sincerely for him to give me back my mind, and he did that."
As we sat for our interview, student test scores were still in the forefront. But, Roberson just got some good news on his last day.
But does he take the school board's decision to replace him personally?
"Not for one moment do I fault the board for taking the opportunity to search for a new superintendent," said Dr. Roberson.
This probably won't be the last time you see his face in the community.
"It will be something in education."
Roberson promises he'll still be a clear voice for education in Augusta.