After 40 years of working in the Wakulla County School district, 18 as superintendent, David Miller will be leaving his office.
"Sometimes you know when it's time to retire and I think this is my time," said Miller.
Colleagues like Beth O'Donnell say the district will miss its longest tenured superintendent.
"Every school we walk into, students know him," said O'Donnell. "They high-five him. He has visited every classroom in this district."
The race to replace Miller comes down to Kimball Thomas and the man Miller endorsed: Bobby Pearce.
"He's the one that's most equipped and the best trained and by far the best candidate for superintendent of schools," added Miller.
Although Miller's name will no longer be part of the sign at the administrative offices, Miller says he'll still find ways to help the school and the community.
"Ideally to work with other superintendents. I feel like I do have a little bit of knowledge."
As for that first day of retirement, Miller's still undecided.
"I don't know what I'm going to do. The Lord hasn't revealed that to me yet. I'm gonna do something. I'm not just gonna sit down and waste away."