News of School Superintendent Wayne Ogden's resignation "devastated" a lot of teachers and school officials across the district, said Chandler Creedon, president of the Franklin Teachers' Association and a school psychologist.
Creedon said he is "terribly saddened" by Ogden's resignation.
"I think there are a lot of people who are devastated by this. He had a lot to offer Franklin. He had some great insight into what we could do with the students, and I'm sad that, for whatever reason, he didn't get a chance to (realize his visions)," Creedon said.
Ogden was always fair and very good to work with, Creedon said.
"He was really just pretty wonderful," he said.
Many teachers and staff are "very sad" and shocked over the news, he said.
Everyone was hoping for a great year, Creedon said.
Creedon said he doesn't blame Ogden for resigning, and lauded his bravery in making a statement.
"It was a very courageous statement that he made. Basically, he's saying he doesn't think he can work in an environment where people aren't really concerned about education," Creedon said.
"I'm not sure the community will get that message," he said.
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