Brad Stratton elected to full term as Shawnee Mission board president, Heather Ousley named vice president on split vote

At-large member Heather Ousley will replace SM Northwest representative Patty Mach as board vice president.

The desire for continuity during a period of transition with a new superintendent versus the desire to ensure new members had the chance to gain leadership experience were competing interests in the selection of a vice president for the Shawnee Mission board of education for the 2018-19 school year.

On a 4-3 vote Monday, the board elected first-year at-large member Heather Ousley as the board vice president for the 2018-19 school year. She’ll serve alongside at-large member Brad Stratton, who was unanimously elected board president.