Meet Your Board Members
Heather Ousley serves as an at-large member and is the board’s president for a second term in 2021. This is in her fourth year of service. Ousley and her family live in the Shawnee Mission North area. She and her husband, Jarrod, have three children who attend Shawnee Mission schools. Ousley is an attorney who practices primarily in the area of fair housing. She belongs to the Network for Public Education, the NAACP, and Girl Scouts. She is a volunteer and member of the PTA organizations in her children’s schools.
Shawnee Mission East Area
Mary Sinclair is in her fourth year of service on the board and is the board’s vice president for 2021. She has lived in the district for more than 25 years. Sinclair and her husband Doug Huffman have two children who both graduated from Shawnee Mission schools. Sinclair has held an adjunct faculty position with University of Kansas and University of Missouri Kansas City, intermittently since 2004. She earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a Master’s in Education from Harvard University and a doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota in Special Education. Sinclair is an active member of the PTA, Game On for Kansas Schools, and belongs to the MainStream Coalition, as well as League of Women Voters Johnson County. She has been a district MVP volunteer for the past seven years.
Brad Stratton is serving his sixth year on the board and began his first term in May 2015. Stratton has lived in the Shawnee Mission School District since 1987. He has two daughters who are Shawnee Mission graduates. Stratton is the past board chair of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce. He is also the past board chair of the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation. He is a graduate of Emporia State University with a degree in Business Administration. Stratton is an investment advisor and president of Overland Park Wealth Management.
Shawnee Mission North Area
Sara Goodburn is currently serving her third 4-year term on the board. She served two years as president from July 2015 to July 2017. Goodburn lives in the North area with her husband, Kelly. They have two children who attended and graduated from Shawnee Mission Schools. Goodburn is a long-time board member and current board chair of the Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation. The signature program of the foundation is Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet. She is a member of the SM North Booster Club and helps organize the annual golf tournament. She is an alumnae member of Alpha Delta Pi and supports the national philanthropy locally through Ronald McDonald House Charities, Kansas City. Goodburn graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Shawnee Mission West Area
Laura Guy is in her fourth year of service on the board. She has lived in the Shawnee Mission West area for 24 years. Guy and her husband, Clif have two children who attended and graduated from Shawnee Mission schools. Guy is an ordained pastor in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and started the Living Water Christian Church, located in Parkville, Missouri, in 2004. Guy belongs to several church-related groups and has been a volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Downtown Overland Park for seven years. She helps out with the Shawnee Mission West PTSA and attends meetings and events with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Shawnee Mission Northwest Area
Jamie Borgman is serving her first term on the board. She and her husband, Craig have lived in the SMSD area for over 15 years. They have three children who attend Shawnee Mission Schools. Jamie is a former television news journalist. She currently works for a global oncology company as a senior level account executive. Jamie is the founder of SMSD Circle of Kindness. She leads various PTA committees, helps on SMNW booster clubs and sits on SMSD site councils. Jamie enjoys giving back to her alma mater, Kansas State University, as an Executive Business Mentor.
Shawnee Mission South Area
Jessica Hembree is in her second year of board service. She and her husband Brett have three sons, two of whom attend Shawnee Mission Schools and one who is three years old. Jessica worked in health policy for more than ten years, with focuses on Medicaid policy, children’s health and school-based mental health services. She founded a small business in 2018 to provide public policy consulting to nonprofit organizations. Jessica has her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton University. She recently completed a year-long education policy fellowship.