Roberson is selected to lead schools

Frank Roberson is set to start July 1, replacing Sharon Keesley.

EDGEFIELD - Edgefield County's search for a new school superintendent came to a close Tuesday night when Dr. Frank Roberson was tabbed for the position.


Dr. Roberson - the school district's current assistant superintendent for instructional services - will start his new job July 1. He replaces Superintendent Sharon Keesley, who is set to retire this summer after eight years on the job.

The Edgefield County School Board met in regular session Tuesday night at the district office.

Dr. Roberson, widely considered to be the favorite for the job, was chosen over three other finalists. The vote was 5-1 in his favor, with board member Brad Covar the lone "no."

Dr. Roberson came to Edgefield County last year from Aiken, where he was that school district's associate superintendent for instructional services.

During his time in Edgefield, Dr. Roberson has spearheaded the district's public outreach efforts.

School board chairwoman Sallie Cooks called the superintendent search a healthy process.

"We've had some wonderful candidates, we really have," Ms. Cooks said. "This has been a good process."

Dr. Keesley, an Edgefield County native, announced her retirement last fall.

Frank Roberson is set to start July 1, replacing Sharon Keesley.