Susie has dedicated 40 years of her professional life to teaching at St. Jude Catholic School in Indianapolis' south side. She will retire at the end of this year.
Besides teaching, Mrs. Halloran authored St. Jude's successful Blue Ribbon School applications and served as the coach for many successful academic teams.
"Mrs. Halloran is one of the most amazing women in the state of Indiana," Rep. Murphy said. "I call her the Ms. Indiana of Education. She is a symbol of the excellence that can be achieved by a Catholic education. She taught both my sons at St. Jude, and both of them wouldn't be what they are today without her.
"She is the type of teacher who goes above and beyond expectations. I've heard folks say at football games and other school events. 'What will we do without Mrs. Halloran?' Well, she's retiring after 40 years, and we won't let her go without being honored."
Mrs. Halloran has been recognized many times in her career for her exceptional ability and dedication to her students. She was the first recipient of the annual Mother Theodore Guerin Award, the recipient of the 2000 St. Jude Teacher of the Year Award and a nominee for the Project E Teacher Awards in 2003.
Susie addressed the House, saying that she's been blessed to do what she was meant to do for the past 40 years and that each day has been gratifying.