A veteran teacher whose wife was among six educators and 20 children killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown last month is set to retire.
The News Times reports that George Hochsprung, who has been an educator for 40 years, will submit his retirement, effective Feb. 1, to the Danbury Board of Education.
The agenda for the board of education meeting on Wednesday night lists his name under retirements to accept.
Danbury Deputy Superintendent William Glass described Hochsprung as a "teacher's teacher."
He was the husband of Dawn Hochsprung, principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The 70-year-old Hochsprung is credited with developing and leading the gifted and talented program.
For years, he also led a class project making and launching hot air balloons.