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Dr. Tom Delaney (GA '95)

Part-Time English Instructor

Columbus State University

At the time of the Award, Dr. Tom Delaney was:

Teacher
Lorenzo Benn Youth Development Campus
Atlanta, GA

Subject(s) taught: English/Language Arts
Grade(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


Biographical Information

Dr. Tom Delaney is a retired English teacher and education department head who taught at the Lorenzo Benn Youth Development Campus in Atlanta, and at a regional youth detention school in Columbus. An active writer and public speaker, Dr. Delaney conducts seminars nationally on "Reaching the Tough to Teach." While teaching, he collaborated with his students on a number of nationally aired documentaries that illustrate the imaginative strategies he brought to the education of at-risk students. Among the projects he created to get his students' message out to the world were Reaching Out, a widely circulated literary magazine, and a theater group that annually toured the state. He also employed unique preparation techniques that enabled students to routinely win state and national oratorical contests. Dr. Delaney is the author of the book, As if There Were No Tomorrow - A Saga of a Jailhouse Teacher, which chronicles more than three decades of challenges and joys of teaching in the toughest of all classrooms—those located in Georgia's youth prisons.


Personal Message

Dr. Delaney conducts seminars and training sessions for hundreds of teachers and education organizations each year. He specializes in classroom management strategies for "Reaching the Tough to Teach." "Doc," as his students and friends call him, has collaborated on a number of nationally aired documentaries that illustrate the imaginative and effective strategies he brings to the education of at-risk students.

To schedule Dr. Delaney as a keynote speaker or seminar facilitator, contact the Delaney Educational Consulting Services at 706-882-3729 or at docdelaney@earthlink.net



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1998 Southwest University - New Orleans, Ph.D.


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