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.


Thank you for your commitment, Dr. Karp Brickell Homeowners Associate Administration

We have an outstanding group of candidates here and we wish them all well as they seek to fill the very big shoes that our own Dr. Marty Karp leaves! Elaine Adler, Aventura Marketing Council

Dear Martin: You are a true friend.  The students in our schools and the entire County of Dade are blessed to have you as their leader. Thank you! Mark J. Gordon

“I came to see what a true “mentsch” you are. You are one of the kindest most caring human beings I’ve encountered. Not only are you a devoted husband and father, but your concern for all the community has been unusually strong.” “You are an inspiration to me and to so many people. Thank you for everything you’ve done to make our community a better place.” Adele Sandberg, Ear Peace Save Your Hearing Foundation, Miami

We value your strong stand for righteousness and goodness. Very sincerely, Sholom D. Lipskar Rabbi, The Shul

On behalf of our Hi-Tide and Miami Dade District Community, I would like to say Thank You to Dr. Martin Karp and Assistant Jerold Blumstein for your dedication and leadership rendered to all the stakeholders of our great school.  Dale M. Sims

Dr. Karp  On behalf of my family, congregation, and the entire South Florida Jewish Community, we would like to thank you for helping to facilitate Kosher meals for our children. The Talmud writes how vital children's education is in the eyes of G-d. Thank you for nourishing their bodies while their souls get enriched.  We are so grateful and owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude. Wishing you all the best! Rabbi Yehoshua Sova Rabbi-Shaare Ezra Sepharadic Congregation- Miami Beach

We are grateful for your continued support of The Education Fund and your belief in what we do for MDCPS. But, most of all, thank you for pushing through all of your innovative, cost-effective ideas to help improve our school system. You are quite the visionary, and that is just the type of person we need to lead this district and make it a better place for our children to succeed. We are big supporters of you and your issues and will continue to advocate for you as a board member. You are a true role model. Thank you for making a difference in so many lives. Kindest regards, Stacey Stacey de la Grana Director of Special Projects The Education Fund

Dear Dr. Karp: We were all especially impressed with your efforts to make the Miami Schools an "Adoption Friendly" workplace Kind regards, Barbara Smith MiamiCAN Advocacy Director Foster Care Review