GREENWICH, Conn. – Kaitlin Roig, a Greenwich resident and Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher, will be a guest of Michelle Obama at Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Roig, who has taught at Sandy Hook for six years, was hailed as a hero after locking her first-grade students in a bathroom to protect them from alleged gunman Adam Lanza in the tragedy in Newtown on Dec. 14.
Roig will be seated for the address in the First Lady's box seats, along with the Vice President's wife, Jill Biden, and other invited guests, who include Apple CEO Tim Cook, war heroes and the parents of a Chicago girl who had participated in President Barack Obama's inauguration and was shot and killed two weeks ago.
According to her biography provided by the White House, Roig attended and received her master’s degree from the NEAG School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where she was a member of the Order of Omega Honor Society, The Historical Honor Society and the NEAG honor society.
In addition to her teaching, Roig also started a running club called Marathon Mondays for third and fourth grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary. She will be running the New York City Marathon this year, according to the release.