Welcome to Mrs. Alano's Class
    8th Grade ELAR
    940-393-7300  Room B108
    Mrs. Alano



    1st Pd      7:50-8:35         8th Advanced ELA           
    2nd Pd    8:39-9:24         8th ELA           
    3rd Pd   9:28-10:13        8th Advanced ELA  
    4th Pd    10:17-11:02      8th ELA         
    5th Pd    11:06-11:51      Conference           
    6th Pd    11:5-12:40        8th ELA 
                   12:44-1:14        Lunch  
                   1:18-1:52         Eagle Time            
    7th Pd     1:56-2:41         PLC          
    8th Pd     2:45-3:30         8th ELA          


    **Tutorials available Wednesday mornings 7:30-7:50 and Thursday afternoons 3:30-4:00.

    Please use Canvas to access class lessons and materials.

    A little about Mrs. Alano
    This is my thirteenth year of teaching, but my first at MMS. I have previously been teaching at DHS. I have taught English I Pre-AP, English II, English IV, AP English IV, Journalism, Yearbook, Newspaper, Business English, Student Publications, and Career Prep. 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 Dual 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 am currently pursuing a Master of Science in Professional School Counseling at Angelo State University, and will finish in July 2022. 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, grading or lesson planning, you can find me watching my kids swim at Fit N Wise or hanging out with my family on our land and enjoying every minute of it! 
    Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology-TTU
    Master of Education in Secondary Education-UNT
    Master of Science in Professional School Counseling from ASU-In Progress
    Gallup Strengths