Thursday, March 26, 2020
Keynote: 8:15 – 10:00 AM
Jasmeen M. Shaw, P.E.
Jasmeen currently serves as the Director of School Facilities at the South Carolina Department of Education within the Division of Operations and Support. Jasmeen is the designated Building Official for new construction within K-12 public education. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University. In addition, she is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering. Jasmeen currently resides in Columbia, SC with her husband, Dr. Jermaine Shaw, daughter, Jordyn Ashley Shaw and their dog (Jake).
Jasmeen is responsible for managing the review/approval process that is designed to award certificates of occupancy for newly constructed multi-million-dollar school facility projects. She and her team of four Engineers/Architects and two support staff serve 81 school districts comprised of over 1200 public schools and charter schools.
Prior to this role, Jasmeen served over 10 years in the Nuclear Industry at Plants Hatch, Summer and Vogtle for new construction and operations. She worked in several departments including Engineering, Quality Assurance as a Lead Auditor, and Regulatory Affairs as the Nuclear Development Site Lead (NDSL) for Georgia Power Company. As the NDSL, she was responsible for managing timely responses regarding new construction to the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), Co-Owners, and Executives in a challenging political climate for nuclear industry. After the birth of her first child, Jasmeen and her family moved to Columbia, S.C. where she worked briefly as an Engineer for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) performing calculations and issuing air quality permits for prominent chemical plants.
Jasmeen is an active member in her church and within the community. She is passionate about educating the youth in science & technology through programs such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), career day seminars and various community service activities.
Theme: Connecting for Student Success
Message: Who is Ultimately Responsible?
The System of Checks & Balances:
- The Office of School Facilities (OSF) Process
- Code Changes Related to Education
- Radio Communication
- Fire & Safety Inspections