Gano, Chemistry

Phone: 281-412-8800


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Chemical Engineering Master of Education, Secondary Science

Gano, Chemistry

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:

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    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:  . 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:

    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 M/W the last 15 min of class and from 11:48-12:18 remote office hours.  Also Fridays online at 1pm during remote learning.

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