Phone: 281-412-8800


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Chemical Engineering Master of Education, Secondary Science

Gano, Chemistry

Hi! I'm Diana Gano, and this is my 21st year of teaching Chemistry.  I have been with Dawson High School as a teacher and Science Department Chair since it opened. My background is in Chemical Engineering, and before I started teaching I worked as a Chemical Engineer doing Research & Development for over 10 years at Rohm and Haas Company. I'm a true science nerd and I love to do hands-on labs and tell terrible science puns.  I'm looking forward to a great school year with you!

Dawson High School Teacher of the Year 2011-2012

Dawson High School Teacher of the Year 2016-2017

District Teacher of the Year 2016-2017

2018 NSHSS Claes Nobel Educator of the Year Finalist

College Board AP Chemistry Reader since 2020

  • I am always available for questions or comments through email:

    Here's the video I made about myself during the quarantine (I haven't changed that much!):  Meet Your Teacher video

    My schedule is:

    AP CHEMISTRY  6th and 7th periods     Parents, you can check out the syllabus page here!

    PAP CHEMISTRY  1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods       Parents, you can check out the syllabus page here!

    Tutoring: every day I encourage students to ASK QUESTIONS in class, because the best way to clarify concepts is right away. My tutoring times will be during Eagle Hour (B) on M/W/F

    You can check your progress in my class via Skyward.  All class handouts, assignments, and calendars are available via Canvas.

    Students: I am more than happy to write you a recommendation!  Please come talk to me or email me to discuss what you need, and then fill out the Gano Recommendation Form.

    Follow me on INSTAGRAM! @ganodiana Instagram             I'm also on TWITTER! @ganodiana  Twitter