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:

    My schedule is:

    AP CHEMISTRY  3rd period     Parents, you can check out the syllabus page here!

    PAP CHEMISTRY  1st, 2nd, and 6th, 7th 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 T/F. I am also in my room most mornings, and in the hallway near my room during my duty--I  welcome student questions during those times.

    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.

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