Meet Our Board of Education

  • The Olathe Public Schools are served by seven board members representing area positions in three districts plus one at-large position. (view district map, adopted in October 2008, in PDF format) The president for 2021-22 is Joe Beveridge and the vice president is Shannon Wickliffe. The board meets at 6 p.m. in the Education Center, 14160 S. Black Bob Road, Olathe. Future meeting dates are Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2. The board’s organizational meeting will be held July 14.

    Viewers will be able to watch and listen by visiting our YouTube page.

    For more information, please contact Clerk of the Board at 913-780-8049 or email bbehmec@olatheschools.org. Requests for public comment must be made by noon on the day of the board meeting.

Board president 2021-22

Phone: 913-461-9906

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Joe Beveridge

Represents the at-large district, Position 7
Term: 2020-24

Joe Beveridge and his wife, Jill, have been residents in the Olathe School District for over 10 years. They have three children attending Olathe schools; one in high school, one in middle school and one in elementary. Joe is an active member of the community and is very involved in the Olathe and Lenexa Chambers of Commerce. Joe is the owner and president of Solid Ground Environmental, LLC, an environmental consulting firm serving clients nationwide.

Phone: 913-353-6263

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Brad Boyd

Represents district 2, Position 2
Term: 2020-24

Brad Boyd and his wife, Myisha, have been residents in the Olathe School District for four years. Brad is an active member of the community and is involved in site council and the School Counseling Advisory Council. He also coaches youth baseball. Brad is a marketing/sales program manager at Sprint. Brad and his wife have four children in Olathe Public Schools, three in elementary and one in middle school.

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Brian Connell

Represents district 3, Position 6
Term: 2022-26

Phone: 913-486-7809

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LeEtta Felter

Represents district 1, Position 1
Term: 2020-24

LeEtta Felter has lived in Olathe since 1994. LeEtta and her husband own several local businesses, as well as farming and ranching at their farm in Ottawa. LeEtta serves on the Kansas Children's Cabinet (governor appointee), the Kansas Schools Mental Health Advisory Council, and the Selective Service Board. The Felter family is very involved in the community. All four of their children attended Olathe Public Schools since kindergarten and are Olathe high school graduates.

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Robert Kuhn

Represents district 3, Position 3
Term: 2022-26

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Julie Steele

Represents district 2, Position 5
Term: 2022-26

Julie Steele and her husband, Tim, have four children, three of whom have graduated from Olathe Public Schools. Julie is a graduate of the Olathe district and taught early childhood special education here. She and Tim own an audiology practice with multiple locations. Julie serves as director of operations. Julie is a member of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Olathe Civic Academy, and on the advisory board for Boys and Girls Club in Olathe.

Board vice president 2021-22

Phone: 913-269-4102

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Shannon Wickliffe

Represents district 1, Position 4
Term: 2020-24

Shannon Wickliffe and his wife, Stefanie, are both graduates of Olathe East High School and have lived in Olathe since 2004. They have two daughters, both graduates from Olathe South High School. Shannon is the chief development officer at KidsTLC and serves on the Olathe Medical Center Board.

Board of Education Districts

    • District 1 is all of the area south of 143rd Street, also including the area between Ridgeview and Pflumm roads north to 135th Street, and also including the area between Cedar Niles Road and Montclaire Drive north to Santa Fe (135th) Street, and excluding an area bordered by Montclaire Drive on the east, Chambery Drive on the west, Cedar Street on the south and Santa Fe Street on the north.
    • District 2 is the area east of Ridgeview Road and north of 135th (Santa Fe) Street, also including the area east of Pflumm Road and south of 135th Street.
    • District 3 is all of the area west of Ridgeview Road and north of Santa Fe (135th) Street, and also including the area between Ridgeview and Montclaire Drive south of 143rd Street, and also including an area bordered by Montclaire Drive on the east, Chambery Drive on the west, Cedar Street on the south, and Santa Fe Street on the north.