Alana Raybon is a seasoned elementary school teacher and new author currently residing in Tennessee. During the past ten years, she has served as a 3rd-7th grade lead teacher to a diverse population in Texas. She has been a mentor to new and student teachers, an advisor 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 moved to Texas, where she began teaching as a 5th grade teacher.
Four years later, Alana became a mother and now has three young children and a teenage step son. She was featured with her mother in a Mother's Day reflection in Glamour Magazine in May 2011 on unique mother/daughter relationships. Now living in Tennessee, she has been teaching middle school and working on her current book, Undivided--A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace, which will be coming out in May of 2015.