The quotes below were obtained from e-mails, social media posts, other online posts, and handwritten letters. Teacher, faculty, and student names are not provided at this time except for those I could reach at the time this was posted. This is not a comprehensive list as some correspondences included confidential information.


I was thinking about life and service to a community, positively impacting a community, the power of education, kindness, compassion. I thought about you and how you have devoted your life to doing just that. Yes, we only spoke once. But your passion left an impression. Your years of service have left an impression. So, I wanted to say thank you for caring so deeply that you were driven to serve and make a difference. Liza Weimer

Martin: I feel fortunate to be your friend. Thanks for everything. Dave David Lawrence Jr.

Dear Martin, You’re…committed, passionate and bright…and it’s clear how much you care about the kids in Miami-Dade. Warmest regards, Cori Flam Meltzer/Brad Meltzer