Susan Jordan, principal who sacrificed her life to save others, honored as Community Hero

It’s been a difficult year for Amy Beverland Elementary School.

Principal Susan Jordan was killed pushing two students out of the way of a school bus during school pickup in January.  After the accident FOX59 received several emails nominating Jordan for the Community Hero of the Month Award.  Those emails turned into a very special day for the school all in honor of Mrs. Jordan and her memory.

We returned to Amy Beverland Elementary to include the students in the celebration honoring Susan Jordan.  It was the first time they came together as an entire school since the accident.

“I think to bring the school together for a positive twist has been really good for the kids,” said teacher Debbie Thie.

It’s also inspiring to see how the students are handling the pain of this tragedy and living out the lessons Mrs. Jordan taught them every day.

“She was an administrator but she was a teacher at the same time," said sixth grader Charlie Hawk. "She didn't teach us math or science or anything--she taught us how to love. She taught us about friendship, she taught us politeness. She taught us how to behave.”

FOX59 and Community Health Network are proud to honor Susan Jordan plus the students and staff of Amy Beverland Elementary School with the May 2016 Community Hero of the Month Award. An award went to the Jordan family and another will stay in the school.

Local company Litho Press also stepped up with FOX59 to make a banner to hang in the school. See the video at the top of the story for a look at a very special day that helped the students, families, and staff continue the healing process and keep the memory of their beloved principal alive.