Jennifer Best, Board President
Jennifer Best has been a member of the Board of Education since 2001. Her current term runs through 2021.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Ohio State University. She currently works as an Accountant.
Best decided to run for the school board twenty years ago, after volunteering in her children’s schools and serving as a PTA Officer. She was encouraged by community members to seek the board seat. She wanted to be supportive of the district while making sure the community and staff were involved in decision-making.
Jennifer and her husband, Bill, have two grown children. Both graduated from Worthington Kilbourne High School. Daughter Jackie and her husband live in the Worthington School District. Son Brandon, his wife and their newborn daughter live in the Philadelphia area. Jennifer has four nieces and nephews who graduated from Thomas Worthington High School.
Jennifer grew up in Worthington and is happy to be a part of the community. She enjoys being a part of the Board of Education and a great school district. She is especially excited to see students in the newly renovated Perry Middle School as she was a student there the year it opened!
Amy Lloyd, Vice President
Amy Lloyd is serving her first term as a Worthington Schools Board member. Her term concludes December 31, 2023.
Amy graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University. She is a 1996 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne High School.
Amy is self-employed and provides residential design services.
She ran for the school board in 2019 because she wanted to continue her involvement and passion for Worthington Schools and the community as a member of the Board of Education. Other school district leadership includes serving as co-chair of the Worthington Schools Community-led Task Force in 2016-2017 and a member of the feeder pattern committee in 2019, she also participated in elementary and high school educational specifications planning, is a founding member of the Worthington Dyslexia Educational Partnership, has served on the Worthington Schools Wellness Committee, served on the City of Worthington Architectural Review Board in an appointed position for 12 years, served as Worthington PTAC President for 2018-2019, served as PTA Vice President and President for Worthington Estates Elementary for 2016-2018 and is a Girl Scout Troop leader. Amy has spent nearly 20 years of her professional career engaged in the design and construction industry. She spent nearly five years working for the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, which is the state commission that oversees the planning, development, and construction for K-12 public schools in Ohio.
Amy and her husband, Josh, have three children attending Worthington Schools (9th, 7th and 1st). Amy’s parents still reside in the Worthington School District.
Nikki holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Miami University. She currently works as an attorney and is Vice President of Intellectual Property for Bath & Body Works.
Before serving on the Board, Nikki was Co-Chair of the District's Master Facilities Task Force. She decided to run for the school board because she is passionate about advocating for students and elevating conversations about issues that impact them. Nikki believes we need effective leadership at all levels of education. And, she states that just as we raise our children to be the change, we must lead by example.
Nikki and her husband, David, have two daughters that attend Worthington Schools. The Hudsons have resided in Worthington since 2012.
Sam Shim has represented the Worthington community on the Worthington Schools Board of Education since 2013. His current term runs through 2021.
Sam is a passionate supporter of public education. He is a public school graduate himself, and attended public universities for undergraduate and graduate schools. He believes in the importance of a well-educated society, and that a strong education system will provide opportunities for all students regardless of wealth. As the first Asian-American elected into office in Franklin County, Sam is also a strong supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion in public education.
Sam has five children and stepchildren.
Charlie Wilson began his work on the Worthington Schools Board of Education in 2007. His current term runs through 2023.
He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas. He currently works as an Emeritus Law Professor.
Charlie was motivated to run for the position of School Board member to help provide the necessary resources so each student has the opportunity to realize his/her full potential.
Charlie and his wife Melonie have two adult sons and three grandchildren.