Sue Brooks


Co-Founder | Head of school

Early 2016, Sue arrived to Seattle determined to bring a Quaker Friends School to students and families in the Pacific Northwest. A native of Wyoming, Sue first moved to China in 1975 with her parents in the diplomatic corp and siblings in tow, but has also lived in Nepal, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Prague and Mexico City.  With a first career in media and television; education and children grew into a professional passion that has spanned three continents and three languages.  In 2006, Sue founded a premier early childhood center in Shanghai, but after a decade with her school and her parents and two grown daughters resettled in the United States, a move to the West Coast came calling.  In her free time Sue is pursuing an EdD in Educational Leadership and escaping to the mountains for a hike when time and weather allow.


Alli Frank

Co-Founder | Head of Growth and Expansion

The mother of two young daughters, Alli has worked in schools for over 20 years.  From an overcrowded, cacophonous, urban public high school to a private K-8 girl’s school and many public and private K-12 schools in between. Alli has been a teacher, curriculum leader, coach, college counselor, assistant head of school, sometimes pastor, often mayor, and de facto parent therapist in California and Washington.  A graduate of Cornell University (BA) and Stanford University (MA), Alli has served on boards and committees in the Bay Area and Seattle that are dedicated to youth literacy and the arts.  In her free time Alli is a middle grade novelist, a healthy living enthusiast, a snow sports expert and a dedicated reader.