From Robb Donohue Boyer, a former co-worker with Lee Jordan:
Two memories of the professionalism of this man:
1) After a contentious placement of a principal at Gruening Middle School, the superintendent pulled the individual and replaced her — after another interview process — with me. There were some letters to the editor bemoaning the fact that I was currently living in Wasilla and what did I know about Eagle River? Mr. Jordan didn’t have to do it, but he wrote a short op piece outline my experience as a teacher and assistant principal at Chugiak High School and Gruening Middle School, and essentially he said I knew a great deal about the community (I had lived in Eagle River for over a decade plus). The issue of my commitment to Eagle River never came up again.
2) Gruening Middle School came under attack by two community members about a simulation an 8th-grade team had done. Mr. Jordan was obligated to write a small (but very factual) story about the concerns, but after following up by sending a reporter to a parent meeting about the simulation realized there was “no story.” Rather, it was an example of a team of teachers providing an innovative educational experience for the students. Mr. Jordan ― in those two examples — and multiple other ones I could share was always a dedicated and professional journalist! His passing is a loss to our community and state.