Beatrice Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jon Lopez passed away Friday morning after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 48 years old.
According to BPS Board President Tobias Tempelmeyer, Lopez led the Beatrice School District for 2 years. He was diagnosed with the disease last December.
Tempelmeyer says Lopez will be remembered, among other things, for implementing the strategic plan for the district that brought the community together.
Moreover, Lopez had great passion for kids and not settling for the status quo. Tempelmeyer says he wasn't happy with being average.
Lopez worked up until the end of his life, even as he was being treated for the illness.
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