Sue Brooks, Co-Founder & Head of School, International Friends School, “Global Competency: What does it mean to develop it among students today?”
Sue Brooks is an educator and the founding head of the International Friends School, newly opened in the Wilburton neighborhood of Bellevue. Education and children have grown into a professional passion for Sue that has spanned three continents and three languages.
In 2006, Sue founded a premier early childhood center in Shanghai. In early 2016, she arrived in Seattle, determined to bring a Quaker Friends School to students and families in the Pacific Northwest. This is the first Friends School model based on a global competency framework, helping all students to embrace the world.
A native of Wyoming, Sue first moved to China in 1975 with her parents, who were in the diplomatic corp, and siblings in tow. She has also lived in Nepal, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Prague, and Mexico City. In her free time Sue is pursuing an EdD in Educational Leadership and escaping to the mountains for a hike.