Remembering Principal Susan Jordan

Funeral arrangements released

INDIANAPOLIS -- Students, friends and people from across the state are remembering Susan Jordan.

The principal of Amy Beverland Elementary was killed in a bus crash at the school Tuesday afternoon. 

Jordan had served as principal for 22 years. 

There was a prayer service in memory of Jordan on Wednesday at St. Simon the Apostle School. You can watch reaction from people who attended the service in the media player above.

A prayer vigil was held Wednesday evening at Amy Beverland.

And there were also services Wednesday night at the Castleton United Methodist Church at 71st Street and Shadeland Avenue and the New Revelation Christian Church at 6701 Oaklandon Road.

Services for Mrs. Jordan will be held at St. Luke's Methodist at 86th & Meridian Streets. Viewing will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Her funeral is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

"We lost a great educator today," Dr. Shawn Smith, Superintendent of the MSD of Lawrence Township, said in a press conference Tuesday. 
 
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence visited the school Wednesday morning to express his condolences.
 

He also ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at state facilities in Marion County and Vanderburgh County from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, January 30, to honor Jordan. 

"All of Indiana mourns the loss of Principal Susan Jordan," Pence said. 

"She was here every day. Never missed a day of work. Just a phenomenal individual," he added. 

A video posted in May on the school's Youtube channel shows just how phenomenal her students thought she was. The video featured dozens of students thanking Jordan for her work. 

For anybody looking to send flowers, the school asks that they donate a book to the library or another library in the district instead.

 

At this time, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating a children's book to the ABE library or another library in our district in memory of our beloved Susan Jordan.

Posted by Amy Beverland Elementary School on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

 

 

Just talked with Alexander Swink, a sixth grader at MSD of Lawrence Township's Amy Beverland Elementary. He was on...

Posted by Anne Kelly, RTV6 on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The lasting impact she made on students was also made clear by the numerous social media posts about her. 

"So sad to hear of the passing of a great principal. I will never forget the impact Mrs. Jordan had on our lives at Amy Beverland," one person tweeted. 

Another added, "There wasn't a finer human being on this earth who touched thousands of lives and shaped futures of so many young people like Susan Jordan." 

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