An educator who committed four decades to Catholic schools – most recently as superintendent for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend – has died following a battle with cancer.
Marsha A. Jordan was 67.
She recently retired as superintendent, a position she held since 2014, and she received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award last month. It is one of the highest distinctions of honor bestowed by the governor.
In a news release announcing Jordan's award, Associate Superintendent Amy Johns described the diocese as blessed to have had Jordan as a leader for over 40 years.
"Her dedication and leadership have impacted generations of children," Johns said in a statement.