Basics, Couples, Dance, Freestyle
Shawnda Ernst served as the Ice Chalet's Skating School Director and Competition Director for many years and has been teaching at the Ice Chalet since 1990. She began skating and working at the rink after enrolling in UT skating classes. At UT, Shawnda earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education. As a skater, she enjoyed participating in many ISI competitions, including the ISI College Challenge. She also passed ISI tests in Figures, Freestyle, and Dance before becoming a teacher. Shawnda is an ISI Gold-level judge.
Shawnda spent many years as a first grade teacher, teacher coach, and assistant principal at Pond Gap, and she is now the principal at Ritta Elementary. Her husband Donnie, and their two children, Emily and Nicholas, also skate.