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Governor Pence Honors Amy Beverland Principal Susan Jordan With Posthumous Sagamore
Updated May 24, 2016 6:23 AM | Filed under: Education
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Photos from Monday's Sagamore presentation can be found below. Pictured left to right is Susan Jordan’s brother Bob Kelley, daughter Lisa Jankowski, Governor Mike Pence, daughter Amy Dinwiddie, and State Senator Jim Merritt.

(INDIANAPOLIS) - Governor Mike Pence Monday honored Amy Beverland Elementary School Principal Susan Jordan with a posthumous Sagamore of the Wabash award, one of Indiana's highest civilian honors.

Jordan was killed pushing two students out of the way of a school bus during school pickup in January. Jordan's daughters, Lisa Jankowski and Amy Dinwiddie, and Jordan's brother Bob Kelley, accepted the award in a private ceremony in the Governor's Office. The Governor was also joined by State Senator Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) and Jordan's friends and family.

"This honor was not earned only by her heroic actions that January day, but for a lifetime dedicated to education and to students," said Governor Pence. "Principal Susan Jordan loved her job, her school, and her students. On that fateful day, circumstances were set into motion and a hero was beckoned. Principal Susan Jordan answered the call, and she saved the lives of those students charged to her responsibility. There is no greater love than that."



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