12/18/2012 05:50 am ET

Sandy Hook Principal: Mother, Educator, Leader, Hero

President Barack Obama met with the daughters of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung Sunday and reaffirmed what they already knew: your mother was a hero, said the leader of the free world.

Dawn Hochsprung’s two adult daughters have always known that their mother—who had them at a young age and raised them mostly by herself—was a special individual who put children first.

Now, the whole world knows it, too.

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