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Sunny McMurry, President

Sunny McMurry

Sunny was elected to the Board in 2021 and is serving a four year term which expires in 2025. She represents Mahomet Township and has completed the Open Meetings Act Training.

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 with a B.S. in Elementary Education, Sunny joined the Mahomet-Seymour School District as a first grade teacher at Sangamon Elementary School. She later earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Language and Literacy as well as Advanced Certification in Educational Organization and Leadership, all from the University of Illinois. She is now working toward National Board Certification.

Sunny has spent a lifetime in education, having worked with students from kindergarten through graduate level in college. She has taught in public schools as well as at the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Sunny currently serves as an Instructional Coach and Interventionist in Champaign Unit 4.

Sunny is passionate about public education and the value public education brings to our society and our community. She is invested in developing the potential of girls and women through her commitment to Girl Scouts of Central Illinois through her youngest daughter’s troop and her role as Past President of The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. She has volunteered with programs in the M-S Schools, such as Hands Around the World and DAWG Walk, as well as served as a classroom volunteer and room parent.

She and her husband Jim have three children, all currently enrolled in the Mahomet-Seymour Schools.

Email Sunny at smcmurry@ms.k12.il.us.

Justin Lamb, Vice President

Justin Lamb

Justin was elected to the Board in 2021 and is serving a four-year term which expires in 2025. He represents the townships other than Mahomet in the District.  Justin was born and raised in Mansfield, IL and has been a part of the Mahomet-Seymour community since 1992 when he began working at the IGA while in high school. He quickly fell in love with the community and developed many strong relationships. 

Justin is a landscape contractor who has his degree in Business Management. He, along with his business partner, started Sunset Landscaping and Sunset Christmas Tree Farm in 2003. He also loves to help out on the family farm during harvest time.

Justin has served as Vice President on the Mahomet-Seymour Baseball Club board. He enjoys coaching his kids’ various sports within the Mahomet Parks and Rec program. He has worked alongside MSHS students in the FFA program to assist them with various projects including landscape design, planting trees, constructing planter beds, etc. He attends Grace Church of Mahomet and has served on the facilities team there. In his free time he enjoys attending sporting events and vacationing with his friends and family.

Justin is very grateful for his amazing wife, Alisa, who is a lifelong resident of Mahomet. They have 3 children in the Mahomet-Seymour School District. 

Email Justin at jlamb@ms.k12.il.us.

Max McComb, Secretary

A photo of Max McComb, President.

Max and his family moved to Mahomet in 1991.  He grew up in southwestern Michigan and is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais IL.

Max was appointed to the Mahomet-Seymour Board of Education to fill an unexpired term in 2007 and was re-elected to the Board of Education in 2009, 2013, 2017, and 2021.  He has served on the Finance Committee, was elected Board Vice-President and then Board President in 2015.  He has attended various IASB workshops and has earned the IASB Leadershop Award.  Mr. McComb has also successfully completed Professional Development Leadership Training.

Max is a local Realtor® with RE/MAX® Realty Associates.  He serves on the Board of Directors and is Immediate Past President of the Champaign County Association of Realtors® and is active in leadership with the Illinois Association of Realtors®.  He enjoys music and high school/college athletics.  Max has been very active with the M-S Athletic Booster Club.  He is involved at New Day Community Church in Champaign and has been a member of their Board of Directors since 1992.

Max has been married to his wife, Ellen, for over 35 years.  Ellen is an RN/specialist at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal IL.  The McCombs have one son, Jon who lives in St. Peter’s Mo. Jon and his wife Nicole are both teachers, as was Max’s mother. 

Email Max at mmccomb@ms.k12.il.us.

Rebecca Severns

Becky Severns

Becky was appointed to the Board in 2023. Following the April 2023 election, she will serve a four-year term that expires in 2027. She represents the townships other than Mahomet in the District. Becky was born and raised in Warrensburg, Il. Becky attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Social Work.

Becky began her school social worker career in 1999 as the first school social worker at Collinsville High School in Collinsville, Il. Becky was hired as a School Social Worker by CUSD#3 in 2000 and has served the High School, Junior High School and Sangamon Elementary during her tenure at CUSD#3. She also was excited to be the 7th grade volleyball coach at the Junior High in Mahomet for a short time and advanced her team to the state finals. Becky had an opportunity to transition into pharmaceutical sales and currently is an Account Reimbursement Manager for Novartis.

Becky and her husband, Trent, have been married almost 24 years and have 3 children, Zach, Luke and Kate. All 3 children have attended Mahomet-Seymour schools since kindergarten. Becky and her husband have enjoyed living in Mahomet and making Mahomet their home. Becky enjoys working out, anything Illini, and spending time with family and friends. Family is very important to Becky. Becky feels privileged to serve her community as an active school board member.

Email Rebecca at rseverns@ms.k12.il.us

Kyle Jordan

Kyle Jordan

Kyle was appointed to the Board in 2023.  Following the April 2023 election, he will serve a four-year term that expires in 2027.  He represents the townships other than Mahomet in the District.  Kyle was born and raised in Oneida, IL.  He attended Western Illinois University where he studied Communication and Finance.  After moving to Mahomet in 2010 he quickly fell in love with the community making many strong relationships. 

Kyle owns and operates a real estate appraisal company serving Champaign County and the surrounding areas.  He has been a Certified Real Estate Appraiser for over 15 years.  He has completed the United Way Emerging Community Leader program, served on the Village of Mahomet Economic Development Board, and is a member of the Mahomet Ara Chamber of Commerce.  He also serves on the Board for the Mahomet Area Youth Football Program and is actively involved in coaching travel basketball and baseball for his twin boys.  Kyle is a proud member of Mahomet Christian Church where he serves on the video streaming team.  In his free time he enjoys hunting, boating and spending time with his family and friends. 

Kyle has been happily married to his wife, Jenna, for almost 15 years.  They have four wonderful children- three of which are school aged and currently attending Mahomet-Seymour Schools. 

Email Kyle at kjordan@ms.k12.il.us

Jordan Rock

Jordan Rock

Jordan was elected to the Board in 2023 and is serving a four year term which expires in 2027. He represents Mahomet Township.

Jordan attended K-12 in M-S schools, graduating in 2013. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2017 with a degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics and subsequently began a career in bank examining with the FDIC. Jordan returned to work for Fisher National Bank in Mahomet, where he developed an appreciation for community banking as a part-time employee in college.

He's involved in all things Mahomet: the Junior High Mentoring Program, the Education Foundation, and the Chamber of Commerce. Jordan is an avid runner and has completed six marathons, including four of the six World Marathon Majors.

Email Jordan at jrock@ms.k12.il.us

Jeff Banister

Jeff Banister

Jeff was elected to the Board in 2023 and is serving a four year term which expires in 2027. He represents Mahomet Township.  Jeff was born and raised in Farmington, IL.  He attended college at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.  After his graduation in 2002, he began his career with Edward Jones.  He started at the home office in St. Louis, MO. and then transitioned to his current office in Rantoul, IL.

Jeff and his wife, Jaclyn, moved to Mahomet in the Fall of 2014. Their three children attend Mahomet-Seymour schools. Along with their children, Jeff and Jaclyn have settled into Mahomet and have made it their home. Jeff enjoys cooking, traveling, and hunting.  You’ll also find the Banister family cheering on Mahomet sports, the Fighting Illini and the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Jeff is honored to have been chosen by the Mahomet Community to serve on the school board.

Email Jeff at jbanister@ms.k12.il.us