Lynn Wasik, whose daughter attends Sandy Hook, said Hochsprung could often be seen crouching down to speak to her students at eye level.
"She connected with the children," Wasik said.
Hochsprung maintained a Twitter account, from which she regularly kept her 1,000 followers informed about what was happening at the school.
On Thursday, she wrote that she was "setting up for the Sandy Hook nonfiction book preview for staff." On Wednesday, she she had written that her students were "enjoying the rehearsal for our 4th grade winter concert."
A number of her tweets were accompanied by photographs of a school she seemed proud to show off.
A photo she tweeted Oct. 17 showed her students lined up outside for an evacuation drill. "Safety first at Sandy Hook," Hochsprung wrote.