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Mrs. Bess Jernigan Desta

Mrs. Bess Jernigan Desta
Bess Jernigan Desta graduated cum laude and received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Music Education from UAHuntsville in December 2012. Since 2013, Bess has been the Choral Director at Virgil I. Grissom High School. Since 2008, she has worked with the Huntsville Community Chorus Association and is currently the Assistant Director and Accompanist for the Huntsville Community Chorus Association's Youth Chorale and Director of the Huntsville Community Chorus Youth Jazz Choir. Most recently, she was hired to be the Director of Music Ministries at Central Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Downtown Huntsville. She lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with her husband, James Desta, and her cocker spaniel, Zoë. 
Education: 
Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music Education from the University of Alabama in Huntsville
Certifications: 
Class B Professional Teacher's Certificate
Phone: 
256-428-8000
Grade: 
9
10
11
12
Department: 
Fine Arts/Foreign Language

Email:
bess.jernigan@hsv-k12.org

Website:
www.grissomchoir.com