Prior to coming to Albert Lea High School, Thomas Delano served as a K-3 Literacy Tutor with the MN Reading Corps. In 2016, he received his MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he taught English Composition for three years and served as an editor for the Blue Earth Review. During his time in grad school, Mr. Delano led weekly creative writing workshops at Pathstone Senior Living in Mankato, MN. He received the Innovation in Teaching Award in 2015 from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is a 2007 graduate of ALHS where he was an active member of the Mock Trial team and AhLaHaSa, as well as president of the student council.