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November 09, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the Bible at 2Corinthans 1:4.
November 05, 2013
To family and friends,
At times like this getting close to God helps with your pain and grief as He promise in James 4:8. My sincere condolences.
October 10, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
October 07, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the Ackerman family during your time of grief...God is for you a "refuge and strength," A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with "peace and comfort" to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).
August 19, 2013
I am sure many benefitted from the tireless efforts of Dr. Ackerman. Her legacy of service to others, especially children is to be commended.
May the love of friends and family, fond memories and the peace of God support you as you continue to cope with your loss. Philippans 4:6,7,
June 12, 2013
Sympathy to the family during a time of grief. May you find strength and peace. Romans 15:33
May 10, 2013
As part of a select community committee, I was honored to advise Superintendent Ackerman during her tenure in San Francisco. She had a great passion for education. She was committed to children and was very professional. She knew how to put you at ease.

Education in America has lost a champion... May God Comfort you as her Life and Work is celebrated...
May 05, 2013
Please accept our sincere condolences. Romans 15:33.
March 28, 2013
Acts24:15. Brings comfort knowing that we will see our loved ones again
March 24, 2013
As a teacher and as a parent of a child who attended D.C. Public Schools I had the greatest respect for
Ms. Ackerman. She epitomized professionalism and was unyielding in her quest for excellence. As a parent and a teacher I believe it was our city's greatest loss to the educational system when she left. y most profound sympathies to her family.
March 04, 2013
To the family of Arlene Ackerman, My condolences to you all. Jeremiah 29:1
March 03, 2013
God Bless
March 03, 2013
My deepest sympathy. Please know that the God of all comfort is with your family and will help you to endure the loss of your loved one. {Romans 15:5}
February 25, 2013
May You and Your Family Find Comfort During This Time of Sorrow. Psalm 68:20
February 23, 2013
May the god of comfort be a source of strength for your famiy at this dificult time. 2Corn 1:3, 4. Deepest Sympathy, Sue, Concord, NC
February 21, 2013
When we first met I said "Barbara Sizemore was my first mentor" and Dr. Ackerman stopped cold , locked eyes with me, started to tear-up and gave me a huge hug. Dr. Ackerman was the original "gladiator", cut from the Sizemore mindset set of the child first and foremost. Philadelphia, like DC and everyother venue is unique, but Dr. Ackerman stood her ground, loudly and clearly eschewing the "politics" and put the children first. I'll miss our WWBD, "What Would Barbara Do?" sessions...
February 20, 2013
Dr. Gregory
Our deepest sympathy to the Ackerman and Randle families. May fond memories and the hand of the Lord strengthen and comfort you st this time.
February 20, 2013
I am at a loss for words. We grew up together in Overland, MO. Our families were so close. My heart breaks.
February 19, 2013
Dr. Ackerman was nothing but the truth, she walked the walk and talked the talk. She left a mark within DCPS that still has many recalling it as it was the Dr. Ackerman way of accomplishments. That will live forever in the halls of education. The power team of Ackerman and Brooks in regards to DCPS education was an awesome protocol of education.
February 11, 2013
What a pleasure and honor to have worked with such a bold and committed servant leader.
February 11, 2013
Arlene was a superb educator and leader. She was my mentor when I was the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Arlene had the courage to confront the bureaucracy, the powerful and special interests. The latter two are consumed with self interest and not the well-being of children. Being an urban city superintendent is the most thankless job in America. Arlene knew that. She would always say, if I can just last three years, then perhaps I can change enough of the system to benefit the children. That was her focus. Philadelphia was a mess and the then Gov and Mayor called her out of retirement at Columbia University to take over the District. When you take into account the increase in student achievement & the stabilization of the District, she was highly successful. However, it was politics that forced her out. Arlene, you were a warrior for our children. I'm sure God knows that and will bless you. Rest in peace, sister.
February 10, 2013
May the Lord comfort you at this difficult time. She will be missed.
February 10, 2013
My condolences for your loss. "Anyone who goes to bat for our deprived and misguided children,is and always will be,a Hero of mine"! May God be pleased with her work. Continued blessing's to the Family! Peace.
February 10, 2013
My condolences for your loss. I pray that "the God of all peace" (Romans15:33) comforts your family during this difficult time.
February 10, 2013
A true educator is what Dr. Ackerman was. She will be missed.
February 09, 2013
To Arlene's family
You should be so proud of your Mom. She fought the good fight for public school children. She will be missed.
...... a childhood (St.Louis) friend,
Dr. Claire Lockman Boyce-Atlanta
February 09, 2013
I once asked Arlene, "How do you do this everyday?" She said...you have to be dedicated to the children and believe in your cause. She then said you also need to have tough skin..lol. She was an incredible boss...We still talk about her in DCPS
February 08, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 07, 2013
To the family of Arlene, her light will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of so many.
February 07, 2013
This strong woman was indeed a role model. The citizens of Austin, Texas was able to hear her share her "Parent University" idea to connect school, home and family. We were so blessed by her presence. Her legacy lives in the heart of many. I bless her sons and grandchildren. She is a hero!
February 07, 2013
May our Creator comfort you during this time of sorrow. When a person dies, many are strengthen through the Scriptures by learning their love one is not suffering. (Genesis 2:7; 3:19)
February 07, 2013
I had the privilege of being taught by Dr. Ackerman at Teacher College, and of benefitting from her energy and passion for a short while. My deepest sympathies for your loss.
February 06, 2013
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
February 06, 2013
my sincere condolences for the lost of Arlene Ackerman. She was my sponsor for doctoral studies at Teachers College Columbia University. She gave much to the children that she touched. So sorry for you loss and will keep you in my prayers.
February 06, 2013
Many, many prayers for you and your family.
February 06, 2013
My sincere condolence for the loss of Arlene your dear loved one. May your fond memories of her bring comfort. Peace and love to your family and friends, and to the spirit that you show. bjluv333@comcast.net
February 06, 2013
May you find comfort in the God of refuge at this time. Psalm 46:1
February 06, 2013
Sorry for your loss Mr. Randle. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
February 05, 2013
Gary,

My condolences to you and the family and friends of Arlene. She is alive and well in the hearts and minds of those who love her. Heaven shines brighter with the light of Arlene's spirit. My thoughts and prayers and God's speed as you begin your healing process.
February 05, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. May you find strength in God and comfort in his promise to bring back all those we have lost.
February 05, 2013
Gary-

I am very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
February 05, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 05, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 05, 2013
To the family, so sorry for your loss.
February 05, 2013
God sees your suffering and will help you. Draw close to him and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8)
February 04, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 04, 2013
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
February 04, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
February 04, 2013
Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort from our Heavenly Father.
February 04, 2013
To the Family of Mrs. Ackerman, I am so sorry for your loss. Proverbs 15:7 described her perfectly when it said “The lips of the wise ones keep scattering knowledge.” This was so true of Mrs. Ackerman her wisdom and knowledge affected so many lives. Be proud of your Mom for she has changed many lives for the good.
February 04, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 04, 2013
To the Family Of Ms. Ackerman My Deepest Sympathy For A Women whose work for our children spoke for itself. R.I.P. Ms Ackerman A Parent from Philly
February 04, 2013
MS. ACKERMAN YOU FOUGHT HARD FOR THE STUDENTS OF SFUSD. YOU WERE A GOOD SUPERINTENDENT MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!
February 04, 2013
Ms. Ackerman is one year younger than I am. Life is not as it should be, but will be in the future. I love this promise God has made: "for I myself know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you, thoughts of peace and not of calamity, to give you a future and hope." I hope this message with a promise from someone who "cannot lie" comforts you.
February 04, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time in your lives.
February 04, 2013
May the Father of tender mercies be with you during this time of deep sorrow.
February 04, 2013
My deepest sympathy for your loss.May God grant you peace at this difficult time.Romans15:13
February 04, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the Ackerman family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
February 04, 2013
May the peace of God be with you all during this time of deep sorrow.
February 04, 2013
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
February 04, 2013
May God give family and friends needed strength to endure in this time of deep sorrow. Before him pour out YOUR heart. God is a refuge for us.
February 04, 2013
MAY GOD ALMIGHTY KEEP THE FAMILY,AND GIVE THEM COMFORT.HE HAS SAID"I-I MYSELF AM THE ONE THAT IS COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE."isaiah 51:12...nc
February 04, 2013
February 04, 2013
God bless your family. You will be in my prayers. She is resting now.
February 04, 2013
February 04, 2013
My sincere condolences to the Ackerman family. Your loved one will be missed. God cares and welcomes all meek ones to live in peace (Ps. 37:10, 11).
February 04, 2013
Anthony/Matthew,
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your dear mother Arlene. May God be a refuge for you and your family during your time of grief.
Ps. 46:1
February 04, 2013
Thanks for saying yes to children. It was great seeing you in 2011.Rest in peace.
February 04, 2013
I met Dr. Ackerman and was impressed with her. I saw that she wanted to have all children educated as she would want her grandchildren educated.

My condolences to her family. I know her loss is being felt, but she fought a good fight. She loved her family that was shown during our conversation.
February 03, 2013
I didn't know Arlene but I have read about her fights and admired her so much. I would have loved to have her in my school district years ago. RIP my sister!
February 03, 2013
May God Bless the Family
February 03, 2013
Yes, a life well lived that encompassed many you love her for your direction, and guidance in education and the love shared with her family.
February 03, 2013
This is type of educator every school system could benefit from having by putting the youth ...first. Too bad the accolates came afterward.May her life lived bring solace to family and loved ones.
February 03, 2013
What a wonderful woman who was loved by all. May her legacy be carried on.May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 03, 2013
RIP,Ms Ackerman! job well done.
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