|Board Member, Worthington Schools, At-large|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Ohio State University|
|Master's||Ohio State University|
Shim attended college at The Ohio State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science and a Master of Business Administration. He has worked for a number of major companies during his career including Anheuser-Busch, CompuServe, Ernst & Young, LCI International, Lucent Technologies and Owens Corning. Shim's career includes roles as a Manager, Auditor, Consultant and Systems Analyst.
He serves on two Worthington City School District committees: the Treasurer’s Advisory Committee and the Technology Committee. In addition, Shim has previously served as treasurer of the Evening Street Elementary PTA, and is on the board of his local civic association. 
- See also: Worthington Schools elections (2013)
|Worthington Schools, At-large General Election, 4-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Jennifer Best Incumbent||28.3%||5,754|
|Nonpartisan||Marc Schare Incumbent||24.2%||4,913|
|Nonpartisan||David Bressman Incumbent||23.4%||4,761|
|Source: Franklin County Board of Elections, "Election Summary Report for General Election in Franklin County, Ohio," accessed December 16, 2013|
Shim's campaign website listed the following themes:
Together, our community will provide the necessary resources for a teaching environment that inspires ALL CHILDREN to learn, to pursue their interests, and to follow their dreams. We will inspire children to have a passion for learning. All students will be included.
We will foster a family environment where ALL PARENTS are inspired to do everything possible to ensure their children’s success. Children spend the majority of time at home. Partnering with parents is key to educational success.
We will promote a community environment where EVERYONE believes in the success of all children. Community support and volunteerism is critical.
We will also use technology for NEW FORMS OF LEARNING such as webinars, tablet-based learning, and online classes to offer alternative learning pathways, additional choices, and to lower cost.
We will support professional development of the entire educational staff. We will ensure that we have HIGHLY TALENTED and KNOWLEDGEABLE teachers who continue to stay current.
We will find solutions to OVERCROWDED classrooms. Studies have shown that large class sizes negatively affect student learning.
We will prepare EVERY student for success in their lives.
We will follow a path of fiscal responsibility. We will spend responsibly, INVESTING more in key areas, and SAVING in other areas. As an Auditor with a background in Finance, I will not accept anything less.
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Four candidates vied for three at-large seats on the Worthington School Board on November 5, 2013. Two of the three incumbents won re-election, while David Bressman was replaced by newcomer Sam Shim.
About the district
- See also: Worthington Schools, Ohio
In terms of graduation rate and average household income, Franklin County overperformed in these areas. The graduation rate was 89.3% compared to 87.8% statewide. The average household income was $50,045 compared to $48,071 in the entire state. Franklin County underperformed in terms of poverty rate with 17.4%, while the poverty rate for Ohio was 14.8%.
|Racial Demographics, 2010|
|Race||Franklin County (%)||Ohio (%)|
|Hispanic or Latino||5.0||3.3|
|Two or More Races||2.9||2.0|
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- Campaign page
- Facebook page
- Shim Slides Past Bressman, Joins Best, Schare on School Board
- Many New Faces Elected to Suburban School Boards
- Shim: Board Needs Members With 'Skin in the Game'
- Letter To The Editor: Retired Educator Backs Shim For Board
- Letter To The Editor: Shim is Solid Choice For Board...
- District page
- 'Sam Shim, Parent for Worthington School Board: "Meet Sam," accessed October 28, 2013
- Columbus Dispatch, "Education Insider," accessed November 8, 2013
- Franklin County Democratic Party, "2013 Franklin County Democratic Party Endorsements," accessed October 21, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "Elections & Voting: Campaign Finance," accessed December 23, 2013
- Sam Shim: Parent for Worthington School Board: "Sam's Vision," accessed October 28, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Franklin County," accessed October 21, 2013
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- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014