Welcome to Mrs. Alano's Class
    Pre-AP English I and Student Publications
    940-393-7200  Room A201/LH
    Family Photo 2015
    Kids 2015


              1st Pd                    English I Pre-AP                  8:00-8:50 
            2nd Pd                              English I Pre-AP                         8:55-9:45 
                3rd Pd                                 Yearbook                           9:50-10:35

                   4th Pd                         English I Pre-AP                     10:40-11:25 

                   1st Lunch             11:25-12:10
                5th Pd                              English I Pre-AP                           12:10-1:00 
                6th Pd                         Newspaper                          1:05-1:55

                7th Pd                         Journalism I                         2:00-2:45

                8th Pd                            Conference                              2:50-3:35


    **Tutorials available before or after school by appointment.

    A little about Mrs. Alano
    This is my ninth year of teaching and my ninth year here at DHS. I have taught English II, English IV, AP English IV, Journalism, and now Pre-AP English I. I am the adviser for both The Journal (our school newspaper) and  The Crag (our school yearbook). I am also the graduation sponsor. I have enjoyed my tenure at DHS, and I am always excited to meet and teach a news set of students each year. I love the small town atmosphere in Decatur and can't wait to see the big things that happen this year! Go Eagles!
    I attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology in 2004. I also earned my Master of Education in Secondary Education degree in 2009 from The University of North Texas. I met my husband Patrick when we attended Texas Tech University, and we have been married since 2007. We welcomed a beautiful daughter named Colbie in November of 2011 and an amazing son named Patrick in August of 2014. 
    When I am not teaching, advising publications, editing stories or yearbook pages, grading or lesson planning, you can find me hanging out with my family and enjoying every minute of it! 
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