Meet Your Board Members
Shawnee Mission East Area
Mary Sinclair is in her 2nd term of service on the board and is the board's president for 2022. 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 the 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 PTA, Game On For Kansas Schools, and belongs to the Main Street Coalition and League of Women Voters Johnson County. She has been a district MVP volunteer for the past seven years.
Shawnee Mission North Area
Sara Goodburn is currently serving her third 4-year term on the board. Goodburn is the board's vice president for 2022. 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 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 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 West Area
April Boyd-Noronha is serving her first term on the board. Boyd-Noronha lives in Lenexa and is a proud Shawnee Mission parent. She is a long-time educator and is currently the program director and professor of cybersecurity at the University of Saint Mary. She has served in various roles as a higher education administrator in the fields of cybersecurity, computer information systems, health information management, and leadership. In addition, she has dedicated many hours as a community STEM advocate.
Boyd-Noronha is a member of the Shawnee Mission West PTA, the Johnson County NAACP, and the Lenexa Rotary club. She also serves as the global diversity and inclusion advisor and executive board member of the XR Safety Initiative. In her role on the Board of Education, Boyd-Noronha looks forward to ensuring that “diversity is our strength” in the SMSD.
Shawnee Mission South Area
Jessica Hembree is in her third 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.
Heather Ousley serves as an at-large member and is the board's past president, serving two-terms. This is her second term 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 practicing primarily in the area of fair housing. She belongs to the Network for Public Education, the NAAP, and the Girl Scouts. She is a volunteer and member of the PTA organizations in her children's schools.
Brad Stratton is serving his seventh 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.