Dads raise money for students while paying tribute to late principal

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4 Fast Facts

  • Group of dads will remember principal Susan Jordan with memorial golf event
  • Jordan died in January after a bus jumped the curb at school
  • Her actions saved some of her students
  • The event is scheduled for May 23

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A group of Hoosier dads is working to remember a beloved principal who passed away earlier this year while also helping their children’s school.

Back in January, a bus accidentally lurched forward, just outside of Amy Beverland Elementary in Lawrence.  Children were right there, but because of the heroic actions of the school’s principal, those students survived.

Susan Jordan pushed the kids out of the way, but she lost her life in the process.

David Moore is the president of Amy Beverland’s Dad’s Club, a group that raises money for students’ activities, supplies and events.

“All three of my kids either went to school there or still go to school there,” said Moore of his connection to Amy Beverland.  “Susan was the central figure in that school.  In fact she was the only elementary school teacher in her 20 years that was not moved around to the other 10 elementary schools.”

With the Dad’s Club’s annual golf fundraiser around the corner, they had an idea.  They renamed it the Susan Jordan Memorial Golf Outing.  They knew it was a small gesture, but it would have a significant impact.

“Our interest has just skyrocketed this year,” said Moore.

The Susan Jordan Memorial Golf Outing is Monday May 23rd at Hillcrest Country Club.

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