Susie Brooks, Founder and President
Susie is an internationally recognized innovative educator with a demonstrated history of leveraging emerging technologies to improve, engage and educate. She earned her Doctor of Education degree from Hamline University in Saint Paul (EdD Education) and masters degrees from Bethel University, Saint Paul (MA Leadership) and Concordia University, Portland (MEd Curriculum and Instruction with a science education focus). Prior to that, she earned a bachelors in International Business from Hanze University in Groningen, Netherlands after spending two years at the University of Leicester in England where she pursued a degree in Economics.
While Susie has completed advanced degrees, she believes that having experienced learning in three different continents gives her a unique perspective on what really matters in student learning. But above all, her greatest passion is to participate in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by walking alongside others and encouraging them to grow in their Christian faith.
Steven Brooks, Pastor and Director of Spiritual Formation
Steven is a pastor at heart. He obtained his degrees through Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, (MA, MDiv) and has worked cross-culturally and cross-generationally as a pastor, chaplain and adjunct instructor at several Twin Cities colleges. Since arriving in North Branch in 2014, he has been calling the community to come and help restore hope in our community. Imagine if future generations knew that we worked together to create the community that they will be enjoying, one that strives and thrives on Biblical principles and Godly values. Come, help us rebuild through a Christ-centered education!
Seraiah Brooks, Founding Member
Seraiah has been passionate about the mission of Veritas Academy since its inception, and is responsible for the GECKO mascot, an idea he coined shortly after a science project he had done for school when he was 9 years old. He played an important role on the Board as a student representative while he was still attending Veritas, and shared from a student perspective, and he has invested countless hours in growing Veritas, accounting for much of its success.