Choosing Hope after Sandy Hook
October 8, 2015•18 min
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis is the brave and resourceful young teacher who piled her 15 first-grade students into a tiny bathroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and hid there with them during what is now known as the worst mass murder of schoolchildren in the United States. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Classes 4 Classes Inc., which teaches compassion, caring and empathy through active engagement to children around the United States. Kaitlin has been honored as a Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year and received the Dedicated Teacher Award from the Chicago International Conference on Education and two honorary doctorate degrees. Her new book is Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life’s Darkest Hours. She was in the Northwest to speak at Town Hall Seattle, presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series.