Ms. Devan Bell is the Director of Orchestras at Centennial High School. Ms. Bell served as the Associate Director at Centennial High School in 2018 and the Associate Orchestra Director at Huffines Middle School and Lewisville High School from 2016 to 2018.
Born and raised in Arlington, Texas, Ms. Bell began her study of music at age ten with the cello. She continued her study of music in college, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College of Louisiana. Ms. Bell’s passion for music education led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Music and Human Learning from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas.
While in Austin, she worked as an instructor with the University of Texas String Project and taught second through fifth grade strings at the University of Texas Elementary School. She also designed and inaugurated a pilot after-school string program for sixth through twelfth graders at Brentwood Christian School. During this time, she began her study of the Suzuki method with training in Suzuki in the Schools and Suzuki Cello, Books 1-4.
Ms. Bell loves yoga, video games, rock climbing, and spending time with her family, her husband Joseph, and her two cats Abi and Arya.
Ms. Jocelyn Ho is the Associate Director of Orchestras at Centennial High School. Born and raised in Plano, Texas, Ms. Ho began her musical studies in violin at age five. She studied with Philip Lewis at the University of North Texas at the pre-collegiate level. She continued her musical studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she earned her Bachelors of Violin Performance and Instrumental Music Education. Ms. Ho's passion for music education has led her to teach diverse communities both locally in Southern and Central Indiana and globally in Nairobi, Kenya. During her time at the Jacobs School of Music, she has studied with Brenda Brenner and Mimi Zweig and has been coached by Austin Hartman of the Pacifica String Quartet, Jorja Fleezanis, Alex Kerr, Ellen dePasquale, Kurt Muroki, Chih-Yi Chen, Aram Arakelyan, and several other fine music pedagogues.
Outside of teaching, Ms. Ho enjoys staying active by hiking, running, rock climbing, and weight lifting. She also enjoys film photography, thrifting, baking for her friends, and keeping up with her favorite bands.
Young Park is the harp director at Frisco Centennial High School. This is her 11th year teaching at Frisco.
Mrs. Park's musical journey began at age 12 as she spent time under the guidance of her mother who was a pianist. Upon listening to the mother's friend at church playing the harp, she decided to take one lesson and immediately fell in love.
She earned her bachelor's degree in Orchestral Instruments at Ewha Women's University in Seoul, Korea. Afterward, she went to Paris to pursue her master's degree in harp studies at Ècole Nationale de Musique de Chartres with eminent French harpist Cathrine Michel. Mrs. Park then continued her studies at Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt.
In her free time, she enjoying traveling, arranging music for harp, gardening, and cooking. She currently plays with her church's choir on Sundays.