Casmore A. Shaw
Casmore A. Shaw moved to Osceola County in the mid-80s from New York, where he worked as Associate Dean for the International Students and High School Program, then Director of Admissions and Student Enrollment at the Technical Career Institutes, (TCI, the College of Technology and Formerly RCA Institutes) and was the General Secretary for the Jamaica Freedom League, a not-for-profit civic organization.
Prior to his involvement in these endeavors, he worked for many years in Early Childhood Education where he taught at Mona Preparatory School, Kingston, Jamaica.
Casmore joined the Caribbean and Floridian Association in 1996 and soon thereafter became a member of the Education, Newsletter, and Building committees that eventually led him to become Vice President and President (1998-2014) respectively. Casmore was appointed to the community Editorial Critique Board of the Orlando Sentinel.
Casmore has been active in the Democratic Party for over 45 years. He worked with Shirley Chisholm, Major Owens and Adolphus Towns at the grassroots level in Brooklyn, New York. He then moved to Queens, New York, where he joined the Harry S. Truman Regular Democratic Club and continued vigorously to elect Democrats to the City, County, State, and Federal offices.
Casmore has been actively involved in Osceola County in many volunteer capacities which include: the Democratic Executive Committee; State Committeeman; member of the Clubs and Rules Committees; and former member of the Judiciary committee. Further, Casmore is a founding member of the Kissimmee and Kissimmee South Poinciana Rotary clubs; past chairman of the Osceola Charter Review Commission for two consecutive terms 2008-2016; past chair of the Osceola Land conservation Advisory Board; past chair of the Board of Directors for the Osceola County Library Systems; past chair of the Osceola County School District’s Affirmative Action Advisory Board; former Conflict Resolution Officer/Mediator; 9th Judicial Circuit, Osceola county.
Casmore currently serves on the Osceola County Housing and Finance Authority Advisory Board; the regional board of MetroPlan Citizens Transportation Advisor Board; and is a member of the Osceola Education Foundation.
Casmore hold degrees in Elementary Education; Business Administration with a concentration in Supervision and Management; and an Advanced Certificate in Health Care Administration, meanwhile working on another graduate degree in Applied Learning and Instruction at the University of Central Florida. He has worked at the senior management level in the areas of training and development, marketing and sales as well as education administration. He presently works at Polk State College in the Student Service department with responsibility for My Brother’s Keeper, a program for homeless and vulnerable students.
Casmore is married to Jennifer Mitchell, and they have four daughters: Toni-Ann, Deirdre, Dionne, and Jennise.