Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Chemical Engineering Master of Education, Secondary Science
Hi! I'm Diana Gano, and I've been teaching Chemistry for 18 years and 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.
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 starting 2020
I am always available for questions or comments through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AP CHEMISTRY BOOT CAMP!!
If you are concerned about your chemistry skills before starting AP Chem, Dr. Williams and I will be offering an Online Boot Camp. Sessions will be 2-3 pm, for 10 days starting Monday Aug 17th. You will need to self-enroll in the Canvas course that you access here: https://pearland.instructure.com/enroll/XTP7BR . We'll focus on a different topic each day, and information and supplemental material will be posted for each topic. We will attempt to record the live sessions in case you can't make it. Access my AP Chem page for the summer assignment. Please email me or Dr. Williams with any questions!
My schedule is:
Tutoring: every day I encourage students to ASK QUESTIONS in class! The best way to clarify concepts is right away!
- On Mon/Wed I will be online from 12:22-12:52 for any online student or in-person student with A or B lunch.
- On Fri I will be online from 11:47-12:22 for any online student or in-person student with C lunch.
- Canvas messages are for URGENT matters only, NOT tutoring.
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 I'm also on TWITTER! @ganodiana