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 am stunned. Please tell Dr. Karp that my students thank him, I am sure my principal will thank him, and this very grateful adviser (with some tears in her eyes) thanks him. I don’t know what else to say.

Thank you for your service to MDCPS and all that you have done for us teachers and students. Adam Bernstein

Dr. Karp, I liked what you said to my students in the office.  "We are a team.  Together, we will solve the problem." In saying that, you empowered those children.  They all beamed, realizing that they have a voice in making a difference.  Few words, potent lesson. Warm Regards.

All you’ve done was beyond remarkable. You are soft spoken, but a loudly passionate person. You have set the bar very high for whomever sits on the board in your place. Congratulations on all the amazing things your tenure on that school board accomplished.

I just wanted to thank you for your service & all you’ve done for your schools, including Krop of course. You are loved & appreciated.

You led with great heart. Intellect, and passion!  You made an incredible impact on this community and in the lives of so many. I am proud of all your accomplishments and proud to call you a friend.

I’m so proud of you, you make such a difference in this world that we live in and all of your initiatives were so right on, so important so crucial and meaningful! It’s an honor to know you and to be your friend.

Thank you so much for all of your support. Our parents know it was your support that helped us through these tough times.

Thank you, Dr. Karp, and congratulations on a well-run career as a school board member.

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for the hard work you have exhibited. I would also like to thank you for defending and standing up for the voices that some people seem to forget, the voices of the students.

I thank you as your behavior is always that of a true professional.

I watched the entire School Board Meeting and was so happy when YOU TOOK A STAND!  Many thanks!

I watched the entire meeting.  You were FANTASTIC! Thank you for all that you do.

Thank you for such a speedy response. That's why you are the best! Have a God blessed day and keep on, keepin' on!

Thank you for your encouragement and assistance throughout the years - you have been amazing! Doug Doug Burris

Dr. Karp, Let me begin by thanking you for your service on the board, but especially your commitment to excellence in Science. I have had the pleasure of working with you at the STEAM Expo as well as the awards banquet. It was a pleasure getting to meet you and working with you in our shared areas of involvement. 

Dear Dr. Karp, Thank you for your years of service to the children and families of MDCPS and all that has been accomplished under your direction  and support.

Dear Dr. Karp, I want to thank you for all that you have done... for me, my family, and our larger community.  I admire you greatly.

Dear Dr. Martin Karp Thank you for doing a wonderful job in making sure our children get the education they deserve. You’re the best.

Dr. Karp, I just wanted to say thank you for both reading and responding to my concerns (and so quickly). I am very impressed as a taxpayer and as an employee to see someone that actually takes the time to make everyone feel like they are being heard. Thanks again for taking the time to show that you care!

Dr. Dr. Karp, I appreciate your obvious concern for this and all matters I bring to you. I have never had a board member get back to me as quickly as you (and your staff members) always manage to do. I just wanted you to know that even though all you hear is complaints, your prompt attention to my concerns is greatly appreciated. You are doing a great job for all of us up here at NMB.

Thank you for looking out for your teachers.

God bless you and maintain your strength and wisdom.

Dear Dr. Karp, I attended several Holocaust Summer Institutes with Dr. Kassenoff, and had the pleasure of hearing you speak, albeit briefly, and seeing your strong support for and dedication to public education in that domain.  And of course, I often heard your remarks, comments, and proposals during many MDCPS Board Meetings on the radio - always presented gently, but with a solid core and aimed at lifting education to the next higher level.

Your accomplishments are manyfold and impressive, so as an educator I wanted to express my gratitude and recognition for all that you have done for us teachers and for our students, and for the community of Miami as a whole. Thank you for the many years that you have guided, challenged, and inspired us all. I feel I have become a better educator under the leadership of this Board and its Superintendent.

Thanks so much for caring for the educators who have been working hard for over 23 years.

Dear Dr. Karp, You have been such an asset to our community. It's incredible how much you've accomplished during your tenure. Your contributions are appreciated. You have always been an advocate for public education. I've listened to Miami-Dade School Board meetings feeling proud that you were always there to represent District 3. It was clear how much you cared and how respected you were. You have quite a legacy to be proud of! Thank you for everything you've done. 

I want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication.  My favorite is bringing awareness of the animals and students together. As we know how important they are in our community and families.

Hello, You are so Professional and so very Kind.

Good Morning Dr. Karp, It meant so much to me and my parents to know that someone from your prominence had taken the time out to personally visit and see what we were dealing with first-hand. Dr. Karp, your visit and prompt response is something that I will forever be grateful for. It is my pleasure to work here in this district and at this school. I look forward to many more successful years.

Your services are appreciated. Thank you for fighting on behalf of students and educators.

Dr. Karp, Thank you for your incredible leadership and fair representation of all of us on the School Board.  I always felt that you held our interests in mind and that you supported us completely.

Good morning, Dr. Karp, You have been an amazing educator and leader always willing to support the needs of others to build a highly effective educational system.

You have been nothing short of an incredible asset to the entirety of the community and have not just made an impact, but a tremendous difference in the lives of so many. 

Thank you for putting our students’ wellbeing first. Your tenure and leadership will have a lasting impact on generations to come. Thank you again for your service.

I appreciate the work that you did on behalf of the community. But more than that I cherish the friendship that was forged throughout the years.

Good evening, I want to send my sincere appreciation for your time and work.  As I listened to the Board Meeting last night and into early morning, I was and am very grateful for your commitment to our community.  Thank you.

Hi Dr. Karp, It is comforting to know that someone with such integrity and insight is representing our district. 

Hello Dr. Karp, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for devoting time at our school and, in particular, for delighting my class with your very pleasant visit. The visibility of a leader is a trait that I highly value. I appreciate your efforts to be present in order to witness the realities faced by the dedicated folks who serve the children of our great school district. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you for investing in the most critical aspect of quality public education – the teachers.

Your leadership in bringing home this referendum will make a quality difference in teachers' lives and in the lives of their dependent children. By relieving financial pressure, you will allow us to focus more on our students and will see the results in our faces and in our classrooms.

My students and I would like to thank you for your visit. We appreciate the fact that you took time from a busy day to explain some of the facets of public education that affect us. Often, we want to be a part of the solution, but don’t know the how.  You took us a great step in that direction, and you were warm, open and honest. We especially appreciate that.

Dr. Karp, Your care for our students will enable me to be more creative and effective as I teach my second graders, not only for the remainder of this year, but for years to come.

Hello Dr. Karp, You don't know how refreshing it is for me to see a leader who stays close to those whom he serves. I thank you for all that you do on behalf of our students.

Your leadership and professional actions have spoken volumes in regard to our children and this community.

May G-D continue to bless you and keep you in a position to be a "voice" for all our children!