Eleven tornados ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth area just one day after Christmas, tearing some homes down to the studs.
The weather devastated one Dallas ISD teacher’s home, but, like his home, he is committed to standing through it all.
W.E. Greiner Middle School teacher Steve Thomas was out shopping after-Christmas sales with his family when the tornadoes hit. It wasn’t until he returned home that he discovered just how much damage the tornado caused to his home.
“I consider this a life event, and life events happen to all people. It does not discriminate based on age, gender, or race,” Thomas said. “I’m a regular person, and I guess it was my turn.”
Calling himself a “Tornado Conqueror,” Thomas shared his story of having experienced a tornado and his will to persevere with his students. Watch the above video to see Thomas talking with his students and to learn more.