Shanti Ernest was born and raised in Bangalore, India, where she gave her life to Christ as a teenager. Shanti earned a Bachelor’s in Science and Education (Physics and Math Teaching Methods), from Bangalore University, India, and she taught Math at Bishop Cotton Girls’ School for ten years before migrating to the US with her family in the fall of 1996.
Her first teaching job in California was in the fall of 1997 at Cornelia Connelly High School, Anaheim, where she was a math teacher for 22 years. During her tenure at Connelly, Shanti also served as the Director of Student Life. While teaching at Connelly, Shanti was quick to put her faith into action. She served as Site Director for Camp Cornelia, a summer program at the Cornelia Connelly Center that serves girls from low income families in New York City.
Shanti joined the CVCS faculty in 2020, and has always been passionate about helping students learn math. Shanti helps her students turn mistakes into learning experiences and gives them opportunities to improve their grade. In addition to being passionate about seeing her students achieve academic excellence, Shanti likes to see her students’ view of math and science be one of enthusiasm, when they discover how the beauty of these subjects goes beyond the classroom, and ultimately glorifies God. Shanti is committed to teaching with a Christian worldview, and to be a witness to the grace and love of her Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Shanti was recognized as Chapman University’s 2011 Outstanding Graduate Student, in the Masters of Arts in Education program. In 2013 Shanti received the Spotlight on Educator Award from the Women’s Division of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce.
Shanti is a member of Calvary Church, Santa Ana, where she volunteers in the Children’s Ministry Department, and is also involved with Missions. She spends her free time cooking her favorite Indian food and hanging out with her family.
MA in Education, Chapman University
Bachelor of Science and Education, Bangalore University, India