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.


You have been so incredible for my son this past year and we are deeply grateful for all the effort, time, and love that you have infused your classroom with. He may grumble about doing work but he loved your classes and interesting visitors who came to the boys. You have expanded his consciousness and his love for learning. This has been a year of growth and maturing for him and I'm grateful for your impact on him. Thank you again and may Hashem continue to give you the strength to keep being a positive Influence on the boys’ lives. Awaiting Parent Permission to Publish Name (2023)

Thank you so much for your support and the tremendous effort you invested into my child this year. It was a very positive experience for him. Awaiting Parent Permission to Publish Name (2023)

We can never thank you enough for your thoughtfulness and total devotion to our boys. The love and care and heart and soul you put into every detail meant so much to us. As parents, you helped each one reach higher and learn such a well-rounded curriculum. You did this not just as a job but as a mission, and you succeeded. Thank you!!!! Awaiting Parent Permission to Publish Name (2023)

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for running the Success Center and really giving [our son] a fantastic year, Baruch Hashem. He really did great and grew in leaps and bounds this year. You created a beautiful environment with structure and love and he was able to thrive. All the lessons, special help, and interesting people who came throughout the year had a tremendous impact on him! May Hashem give you the strength to continue doing this hold work! Awaiting Parent Permission to Publish Name (2023)

Thanks so much for all that you have done for our son. With your help, he has grown and blossomed into a new person. He has learned so much in such a short time. You are a true inspiration of hard work and dedication, and what changes can happen so quickly when the right tools are used. His 3rd grade would not have been a success without you. Thanks so much for everything. Awaiting Parent Permission to Publish Name (2023)

Dear Dr. Karp, Once in a while in the miraculous journey called life, someone comes along, someone who just naturally makes everyone feel a little happier, a little more alive. You have been that someone to me. You’ve given me a new perspective on a lot of things, including myself. There are things you have said to me I’ll always remember and ways you’ve helped me I’ll never forget. Thanks for being the wonderful, exceptional person you are. You are an inspiration to me and I am very glad and grateful that you have come into my life. May God bless you tremendously! I only wish Damien (son) will grow up to be just like you! Love, Margaret Seepersad

Thank you for enriching our lives. We will always treasure you in our hearts! Belinda Rodriguez

Dear Dr. Karp: I’m glad way back then you recommended that Cristina go the end-of-year trip for your gifted students. And I’m even more delighted that I was able to be with you, the parents and the students on this trip…I had fun, lots of it…it also gave me a reason to write my own journal…albeit a “poetic journal!” Enclosed please find the poems written during that trip. Again, my heartfelt thanks for your work with Cristina this year. You’ve done a most excellent job and it shows! Sincerely, Mr. Liony Batista

Dr. Karp’s office is extremely responsive. Rebecca Carter

I had the honor and privilege of seeing your work firsthand while I represented Treasure Island Elementary School on Miami Beach's Quality of Education Committee a few years ago. I applaud your incredible commitment and dedication to our children. Your accomplishments are so admirable and your impact is great.  Having my son in public school was a completely new experience for me.  From the very first time I met you, you were warm and approachable. You made a HUGE school system feel welcoming and tight knit. It was not only tight knit, but well-run. Susan Stern

Dear Martin, I want to thank you with all the love a mother can muster!  Thank you for your understanding, kindness and assistance. Judy Judy Schaechter, M.D.

Thank you for your work on improving our children’s education. Sherrie Marbin

Dear Martin, It was really great to see you at the award assembly.  Every time we see your smiling face, you give us such a level of comfort, that I just cannot describe.  I always know that everything will be O.K. You're the best. Sincerely, Dana Dana Turken, Parent and Co-Founder, Jennifer Beth Turken Heart Award

I really just wanted to give you a quick update…and tell you how thankful I am for all your help. You have always made yourself available to us (PTSA) and been willing to help and take things on for us. People like you are a blessing among us. Nora Cacciamani, PTSA

Good Morning, First and foremost, I wanted to thank you for all of the amazing opportunities that you have provided to our district as our School Board Member. We will be forever grateful for all of your hard work and dedication. Lourdes West

I want to let you know that I shared with everyone just how hard you fight for us all here on MB. You have a supporter in me always, I know it is a tough job. Thank you for having the courage to do what you do. I wanted to shoot a quick thank you recap email from PTSA:) Regards, Beth Beth Edwards, PTA/PTSA President

I appreciate all you do for our youth and your support of our work. Steve Rios

Congrats to both of you for telling it like it is! Thank you for truly watching the interests of our children. Marilyn Spiegel Legislative Chair, Dade County PTA/PTSA

We really appreciate all your efforts to maintain creativity at Beach High. Dr.Eliane Keane Associate Professor-Mathematics, Miami Dade College

Dr Karp I don’t know how to thank you. You have been so helpful. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lourdes Ermani

I know it’s so tough but thanks for making the children a priority. Keep up the good work. Eileen Segal, President, Dade County Council PTA/PTSA

I have regained confidence in the public school system. After speaking with you [sic], I am now able to see things from a different perspective. Our meeting today, and the events that have taken place over the last few weeks have brought to light the fact that I need to make more time for my son. Again, thank you for your help. It is well appreciated. Name withheld

Dear Dr. Karp, Your words were very thought provoking and you sent a perfect message to the students. Your presence helped to make the evening a memorable occasion for all involved. Sincerely, Marcia Stein

We spoke about honoring you at our annual Krop fundraiser, which is taking place Thursday, April 16, 2015.  I cannot think of a more appropriate person to honor.  You have helped many of the children who attend Krop throughout elementary and middle schools and now at Krop, too.  As the chair of this event, it would be great to be able to publically thank you for all that you have done for the children in northeast Dade County.  You have helped our children with all of your time and effort.  As PTA President at VABHOE I learned what a huge difference you made at our schools.  Please accept our offer to be honored at our event. Take care, Mindi Mindi U. Ratner

Dr. Karp, Thank you for your continued support, hands-on involvement and for keeping your door open to us. We know we can count on you to be our voice within the School Board. Faiza Liban

Dear Dr. Karp, As always, you represent MDCPS in the highest level of integrity. Sincerely, Diane Landsberg

Dear Dr. Karp: I confirmed once more how accessible, available, reachable, and resourceful you are. I look forward to a continued communication between parents and educators in pursuit of good quality education and a healthy learning environment for our children. Happy New Year Sincerely, Laura Pachter de Kuzak

Dear Dr. Karp: Thank you for your courageous stand… today.  The alternatives that you presented were reasonable and should still be explored. Very warm regards, Ivelisse Castro DCC PTA/PTSA President

Hello Mr. Karp, My name is Monique Patino-Jimenez and I would like to say THANK YOU! I was at yesterday’s Rally in Tallahassee and I was able to briefly meet you. I have five kids in the public school system ranging in the ages of eight to thirteen. I represent Palmetto Middle, Glades Middle, Vineland K-8 Center, and Kendale Elementary. I would simply like to tell you from the bottom of my heart a big thank you for caring for our kids. Thank you for showing your support yesterday and trying to do what is best for our kids. Sincerely, Monique Patino-Jimenez

While we still have serious reservations about sending our daughter to the annex building, we were pleased to know that our family helped elect an honest, dedicated educator to our school board. Mrs. Regina Balzan

I am always proud to shake your hand and to know that you represent my family on the school board. As a resident of Miami-Dade County I know that we are truly blessed to have you as a board member. I deeply appreciate all of the hard work that you do, much of it unseen by the public, for my daughter and for the rest of the children of this county. What you do matters. Kindest Regards, Michael Jon Littman

Thank you, Martin.  You're the best. Dana Turken

Dear Dr. Karp: I am still touched by the care and affection I have received in the past few weeks by you and your staff.   Barbara Menendez

We truly appreciate all you do for the schools! Stacey Felder

Thank you so much for your actions at Wednesday's Board Meeting. You are truly a hero. I support and applaud you. I admire you for your honesty and dedication to the children. Thank you, Jesus Garcia Montessori Magnet Parent at Joella C Good Elementary School

Dr. Martin Karp, Thank you once again for your whole-hearted interest in our schools and our community. Sincerely, Beny Rub MD

Good morning, Dr. Karp. Thank you for your continued support. We couldn't do it without you. Sincerely, Diane Shapiro DLJK8 PTSA

Dear Dr. Karp,  I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to you and your amazing staff, especially Miss Maria Delgado, for all your assistance in my family's time of need. Your actions went above and beyond all expectations and we are forever grateful. John, Sandra and especially Isabella Moreno.