DISD Teachers Surprised with Gifts in Wake of Damaging Tornado

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – Hundreds of DISD teachers are receiving a special gift this holiday season, months after an EF-3 tornado caused significant damage in parts of Dallas County.

The Cotton Bowl Foundation and the College Football Playoff Foundation surprised 600 educators from Thomas Jefferson High School, Edward H. Cary
Middle School and Walnut Hill Elementary School with two tickets and a parking pass to the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic game at AT&T Stadium on December 28 between No. 17 Memphis and No. 10 Penn State.

“Just to help get them back on their feet,” said Cotton Bowl Board Member Finn Ewing. “The teachers at Thomas Jefferson were back in the classroom in three days. That’s just amazing.”

Teachers were also given $500 gift cards from the Cotton Bowl and CFP Foundations through DonorsChoose.org, for classroom projects and wish lists.

According to leadership at both foundations, the gifts are a thank you to the incredible educators who worked tirelessly at the three schools on behalf of students displaced for the remainder of the school year, due to the devastating tornadoes on October 20.

Listen to Clayton Neville’s story below:

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