An Indianapolis elementary school principal who was killed in January has been awarded one of the state’s highest civilian honors. Governor Mike Pence presented the Sagamore of the Wabash Monday to the family of Susan Jordan, who died after being struck by a school bus after pushing two students out of the way.
Jordan was the principal of Amy Beverland Elementary School in Indianapolis. Pence presented the honor in a private ceremony at the governor’s office to Jordan’s two daughters, Lisa Jankowski and Amy Dinwiddie, and Jordan’s brother, Bob Kelley.
"This honor was not earned only by her heroic actions that January day, but for a lifetime dedicated to education and to students," said 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."
The ceremony was also attended by Jordan’s friends and family, along with State Senator Jim Merritt (R-31).