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Educator remembered at Saint Mary's

Herman Shum

Saint Mary's College High School students, faculty and staff gathered on the Berkeley campus Jan. 9 for a memorial Mass for Herman Shum, who served as vice principal.

"Herman was an extraordinary educator who touched the lives of hundreds of students in his 11 years at Saint Mary's," the school said in a statement. "He was a brilliant teacher and administrator. The fact that he had just been named principal of Justin-Siena High School in Napa for next year is evidence of the esteem by which he is held by his colleagues. The loss of such a good man and treasured friend is immeasurable."

Shum joined the Saint Mary's High faculty in 2004 as a social studies teacher. He became vice principal of student affairs in 2005, a position he held until his death. In addition, he taught part time. He had been teaching Government and Law and Asian History this year.

Before joining the faculty in 2004, Shum was the school's girls' volleyball coach. An avid cyclist and skier, he introduced many students to snow sports during the school's annual Enrichment Week program.

Shum, 40, who was married and the father of two daughters, was killed in a cycling accident Dec. 27, during a weekly ride in the Dublin-San Ramon area.

As vice principal, he was highly respected for his work with the school neighborhood, merchants, Albany and Berkeley Police Departments, and area transit agencies that served the school community. Shum's wife, Janelle, has been the graphic designer for Saint Mary's school publications for many years.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 10 at St. Cecilia's Church in San Francisco.

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