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Alana Raybon

Alana Raybon is a seasoned elementary school teacher and new author. During the past ten years, she has served as a 3rd-7th grade lead teacher to a diverse population of students. She has been a mentor to new and student teachers, an adviser to a school's accreditation process, a tutor, and a member of various school-related committees. Alana found her calling to education while working with troubled youth at a youth home, and later as a paraprofessional in a 2nd grade classroom. Alana entered into the elementary education program at the University of Northern Colorado and converted to Islam during her sophomore year. After graduating with a B.A. in Education, she married and began teaching as an elementary grade teacher. Alana is now a mother to three young children and a teenage step son. She was featured with her mother on unique mother/daughter interfaith relationships in the Houston Chronicle, Glamour Magazine, and also in a faith week segment on the Today show. Now living in Tennessee, she has been teaching middle school has just finished her first book, Undivided-A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace, which will be coming out on April 28th, 2015.