Testimonials 04-2020


“I have been lucky enough to have worked with Pri for more than 15 years. In that time, I have seen her shine as a division head, teacher leader, and curriculum specialist. She is deeply knowledgeable and invested in the entire ecosystem of the school while honoring the relationships between teachers, students, staff, and parents. She is especially gifted in working with students who have different learning styles and abilities. As a talented educator who will help your school community learn and grow, Pri will bring life to culturally diverse topics and issues, support parents through the various stages of a child’s development, and groom teachers to their highest level of professionalism.

I can think of no better guide and talent than Pri Alahendra.”

-Lucinda Lee Katz, Ph.D., Retired Head of School, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Marin Country Day School

Pri is an educational leader who brings head, heart, organizational perspective, and individual care to her work in the community. Experienced, discerning, and just fun to work with, Pri is an inspiring colleague who ups your game. She’s the person asking the questions that need to be asked, always learning as an integral part of her practice of leading.

-Alison Park, Founder of Blink Consulting

“I so enjoyed working with Pri during her time at The Bush School. She is a thoughtful educator, a skilled communicator, and strategic thinker. Her work helped to move our K-12 school forward on a host of core strategic areas including faculty professional development and support, DEIA, and experiential learning. She has made a marked impact on our community, and I know that she will do the same for any organization. I recommend her without reservation.”

-Percy Abram, Ph.D., Head of School, The Bush School, Seattle, WA

“Pri is that very rare and wonderful combination of a visionary school leader and a full-hearted classroom teacher. She is at ease shaking hands in the boardroom as she is on the carpet with students. Working alongside Pri has been one of the most meaningful experiences of my 30-year career in education.”

-Kimberly Mitchell, Founder, Inquiry Partners and Lecturer, UW College of Education, author of Experience Inquiry, 5 Powerful Strategies, 50 Practical Experiences

“Pri is a ‘thought leader’ in independent school education with extensive experience at the leadership table and in the classroom. Every time I work with Pri, I know I can count on finding educational solutions rooted in best practice. She is a collaborative leader with a deep understanding of curriculum, people, and school systems. Pri is committed to building school environments that best support teaching and learning. She is adept at leading professional development, building curriculum and programming, and supporting organizational change.”

-Polly Fredlund, Director of Enrollment Management and Communication, The Bush School, Seattle, WA

“Pri is an outstanding advocate, coach, and leader. She brings her many years of experience as a classroom teacher, division head, and early-career teacher trainer to her work and has a comprehensive approach to coaching and mentoring. Pri is one of the most thoughtful, passionate and engaging educators out there and her attention to detail mixed with strategic thinking makes her a highly effective mentor and coach. As a former colleague, I highly recommend working with Pri on your professional journey.” 

-Danise Olague, Former Colleague, Digital Accessibility Educator

“When I first started teaching, I was lucky to have Pri in the classroom next door. As a coworker with 20 years of experience already, she became an instant mentor. From classroom systems design, to unit and lesson plan development, to putting our heads together to figure out how to best support a struggling student, Pri was first a listener and then a keen observer. Her thoughtful responses and ideas were rooted in who I was as a teacher and built on my strengths. She was able to help me see for myself the areas where I could try something different or to shift my perspective. Now, many years later, even though she lives on the other side of the country, she is still the first friend I call to help me process a classroom challenge. The calls are filled with honest feedback and practical advice along with a lot of laughter!”

-Jen Anderson, Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher, Marin Country Day School