First Annual Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Education Scholarship

CFSA along with M & M Group Benefits, Inc. has created a new scholarship program. Please see our scholarship page for more details. Deadline is April 15, 2018.

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  1. Dr. Anthony Salvatore says:

    As President of the Newtown Association of School Administrators (NASA), Local #113 CFSA-AFSA, and on behalf of our members, I want to thank CFSA and M & M Group Benefits, Inc. for their generosity and leadership in making the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Education Scholarship a reality. I hope that others will contribute to this scholarship fund in Dawn’s name for years to come in order to fulfill her lifelong mission of helping every child to succeed.

    I am proud to be a member of CFSA/AFSA and humbled by the generous spirit of M & M Group Benefits, Inc. in honoring the life and legacy of one of our members, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, with whom I had the privilege to work at Sandy Hook Elementary School as her Assistant Principal in 2011-2012. It is this act of kindness and generosity that will continue to comfort us and to highlight the goodness of people as we each seek peace in our own lives in the days ahead.

  2. John says:

    More About Dawn

    Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung of Woodbury, CT, passed Friday, December 14, 2012 as the result of the tragic events that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

    Beloved daughter, mother, wife, grandmother and friend, Dawn was a dedicated teacher who inspired her students to reach their fullest potential by instilling in them the importance of life-long learning. A fierce leader and educational activist, Dawn was admired by her colleagues, students and parents, particularly for her caring and nurturing nature. She often referred to her students as her “children” and wanted school to be a positive place and a safe haven.

    A graduate of Naugatuck High School Class of 1983, Dawn discovered the power of knowledge which led her to pursue a career in education. Dawn received her bachelor’s degree in special education from Central Connecticut State University and her master’s degree education from Southern Connecticut State University. She was currently enrolled at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY pursuing her Ph.D. – a testament to her own personal mission to continue learning and lead by example.

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