Beloved Principal Susan Jordan Died Saving the Lives of Two Students

After school on Tuesday, Principal Susan Jordan was walking some students to the bus when a bus in line suddenly jumped a curb, and headed for several students. Jordan jumped in the way, pushing two ten-year-old students out of the way. The students were taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

CNN reported, “The bus driver told firefighters that she’s not sure why the bus the lurched forward, but that she saw Jordan push several students out of the way.” An investigation and an inspection on the bus will begin to determine the cause of this freak accident.

Principal Jordan was beloved at her school by staff and students. Last May, her colleagues and students at Amy Beverland Elementary School near Indianapolis, where she spent more than 20 years as a principal, created this 11-minute video thanking Jordan for all she does.

In the video, one woman said, “She is everything I want to be when I grow up. She is kind. She’s caring. She’s compassionate. She’s loving. She’s sincere, and she’s a professional. She makes all of us want to be even better.”

The school board shared this statement: “Susan was an amazing educator. She had a remarkable way of making everyone she came in contact with feel valued and important.

“She had a passion for children that is unmatched. The entire Lawrence Township Community mourns her loss and extends our sympathy to the Amy Beverland Community the multitudes of people whose lives she touched.”

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Esther Laurie
Esther Laurie is a staff writer at ChurchLeaders.com. Her background is in communication and church ministry. She believes in the power of the written word and the beauty of transformation and empowering others. When she’s not working, she loves running, exploring new places and time with friends and family. It’s her goal to work the word ‘whimsy’ into most conversations.