"The only reason that any of us is here is to serve children."
About the Susan Jordan Legacy Fund
The Susan Jordan Legacy Fund, which funds this scholarship, seeks to support MSD of Lawrence Township teachers in finding and paying for enriching programs to help them serve children with even more joy. Susan Jordan went into school every day to encourage and inspire teachers to be the very best that they could be for the children at her school.
Why do you teach? What brought you to this incredible, difficult job? What is your passion for teaching? What else would you like to learn?
Go and find an amazing program to raise your spirits, reignite your passion for teaching, or to increase your proficiency with a certain learning style or barrier to learning in the classroom. And then tell us about it. Tell us why it’s amazing and how it will help you help children learn. If selected, you could be awarded up to $2,000 to attend this program.
Congratulations to the 2023 Susan Jordan Scholarship recipient — Dr. Teresa James of Lawrence Central High School! This scholarship will help Dr. James provide yoga as a resource to all Lawrence Central students.
Left to Right: LC Principal Franklyn Bush, Susan Jordan's daughter Lisa Jankowski, Scholarship Recipient Dr. Teresa James, LTSF President & CEO Misty Wick Johnston, LTSF Board Member Janette Jackson, LTSF Board Member Tracey Moore
Dr. James says, "I would like to provide students with behavioral challenges some 'Breathing Space,' by facilitating mini yoga sessions during their study halls. My focus would be helping them learn to regulate themselves, so when they feel triggered by a situation, they have tools to cope. I would also like to start an after school Yoga Club, and work with our student athletes to incorporate yoga into their practices. There are so many benefits of yoga, including improved strength, flexibility, and improved focus." Congrats, Dr. James!