Monday, January 21, 2013

Dawn Hochsprung

Our nineteenth random act of kindness for the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy honors the memory of Dawn Hochsprung, age 47, the principal who rushed the gunman in an attempt to save the staff and students. As a wife, mother of two, and stepmother of five, Dawn had everything to lose when she made the critical choice to put others before herself, and yet she acted without hesitation, putting others first.

Dawn was known, in her life, as a woman who would stick up for everyone. Whether in her role as principal or in politics, which she spoke out for under a pseudonym on Facebook so as not to interfere with her professional life, Dawn did not believe in treating others differently. She was passionate about her job and was always looking for ways to change the school for the better.

To help continue Dawn's dream for fairness and equality for all, we have made a donation to the Jamie Isaacs Foundation for Anti-Bullying.

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