Bob was relatively unknown to me in 2009, when I was blessed to teach an Algebra Project cohort class under his mentorship and guidance for four years. I was twenty-six, four years into my teaching career, and losing my mind as I fought for attention in classrooms full of disinterested teens. I learned about community, culture and a history of injustice from and with my students as a result of that transformative professional learning experience. I witnessed both my and my students' skepticism dissolve over those years as our hope and joy of mathematics grew within our learning community.
That hope and joy still lives in me, and I thank you for it Bob. The legacy you leave is unmistakable and our work continues.