Chuck Shaw was born in Martinsburg West Virginia and moved to South Florida when he was 5 years old. Educated in Palm Beach County, Chuck attended Palmetto, South Olive, Palm Springs and Meadow Park Elementary Schools. He graduated from Forest Hill High School in 1966 and attended Palm Breach Junior College and Florida Atlantic University. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from FAU and began his career in education at Berkshire Elementary in 1970.
Chuck quickly began experiences in leadership at the school and worked to become a school administrator. His first assignment was at North Grade Elementary as assistant principal and became principal of Westward Elementary two years later. He also served as principal of Norhboro and Liberty Park Elementary Schools and Okeeheelee Middle School. He was given the honor of serving at the district level where he was an Area Superintendent, Department Head and Director of Governmental Relations. Chuck¿s areas of success included adult and community education, effective lobbying at the State and Federal levels, developing programs and partnerships throughout the community and extensive community service.
Chuck was a leader in developing outstanding youth sports programs and coaching. In 2006 he was nominated and inducted into the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame. He spent almost 45 years in coaching and sports administration. He also served many community organizations in leadership positions and has been an advocate for volunteerism and ethics in public service.
His involvement also included 18 years service as a City Councilman and Deputy Mayor in Greenacres, Florida. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Palm Beach County School Board following election in 2010. Chuck has served this community in so many ways he has been called a true Statesman.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun