Welcome to Mrs. Alano's Class
    Business English, Career Prep, Journalism, and Student Publications
    940-393-7200  Room A201
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              1st Pd                    Career Prep Advisory                  8:00-8:45 
            2nd Pd                             Career Prep                         8:50-9:40 
                3rd Pd                                 Printing Technology                           9:45-10:35

                   4th Pd          Practicum in Graphic Design & Illustration/Practicum in Printing Technology         10:40-11:30


                5th Pd                             Graphic Design & Illustration                           11:35-1:10 
                6th Pd                        Business English                          1:15-2:00

                7th Pd                         Journalism I                         2:05-2:50

                8th Pd                            Conference                              2:55-3:40


    **Tutorials available after school only by appointment.

    A little about Mrs. Alano
    This is my eleventh year of teaching and my eleventh year here at DHS. I have taught English I Pre-AP, English II, English IV, AP English IV, Journalism, Business English, Student Publications, and now Career Prep. I am the adviser for both The Journal (our school newspaper) and  The Crag (our school yearbook).  I have enjoyed my tenure at DHS, and I am always excited to meet and teach a new 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 on our land and enjoying every minute of it! 
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