Original post made by Jon S, Jordan Middle School, on May 24, 2013
I want to share with you the sad news that Sara Elsbernd, data secretary at Jordan, passed away unexpectedly last night. The information we received from her partner was that she collapsed at home during the evening and the paramedics were unable to revive her. Greg Barnes, Jordan Principal, notified the staff before school this morning and shared the news with the students via a broadcast during morning announcements. The school has arranged for additional counseling support to be available for students and staff. A message will go out to the community later this morning.
Sara began working in the PAUSD in 2000 and has been a loved staff member at Jordan from the very start. She was active in the CSEA and served as vice president for a number of years.
When we receive information regarding any planned memorial services we will share the information with the PAUSD community.
Scott J. Bowers, Ed.D.
25 Churchill Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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