'How to love with everything in me'

The first time  I met with Sister Susie after we were paired up felt like catching up with an old friend.  We instantly bonded over our love for our families and our passion for education, specifically at the elementary level. 

While talking with Sister Susie about her life, I came across the fact that she has been to different parts of the world to educate and serve youth. This includes Alabama, Jamaica and New Jersey. Even today, Sister Susie wants to travel to different countries and help as much as she can.

Sister Susie also talked to me about how much she loves her family. She showed me some pictures of herself with her sister and her sister’s family, as well as pictures from when she was young. She is very close with her family and goes to see them whenever she gets the chance. Sister Susie told me about the cruise she went on with them and how she goes into the city to see Broadway shows with her friends every couple of months. 

From the first time I met Sister Susie, I knew she would impact my life but I didn't anticipate the extent that she has. Already she has taught me to love with everything in me and care for those who don’t get the love they need. She has taught me so many life lessons already and inspired me to be the best sister, daughter, friend and teacher I can possibly be. 

About Kelsey Marren

Kelsey Marren is a Junior at Caldwell University. She plans on graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Psychology along with an endorsement as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. On campus, she is a member of numerous clubs and organizations including Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, Rotoract club, psychology club, marketing club, and the Caldwell University Education Association. She has been elected to the Psi Chi, Kappa Delta Epsilon, and Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Societies. Off campus, she is a CCD teacher where she teaches religious education to confirmation students. After graduation, she plans on teaching students with special needs and continuing her education to pursue a Doctorate in Education. During the Spring of 2018 she was paired with Sister Suzie Janis, OP; a Dominican Sister of Caldwell.