Michael Thomas was named as the principal of Wortham Intermediate School by Frisco ISD in May. This month, he will lead the school through its August opening as the campus welcomes 5th and 6th graders for the first time.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
This is my 17th year in education. I’ve taught 4th and 6th grade all subjects. I majored in Early Childhood Education at the University of Texas at Dallas. I am passionate about seeing the lightbulb moments in kids and watching staff grow and succeed.
What brought you to Frisco ISD?
I joined Frisco ISD when the opportunity arose to open a one-of-a-kind campus with a fresh and motivated staff. It was hard to pass up! The attention to detail this district employs in all the central levels is unmatched.
What made you want to become an educator?
At a young age (5th grade), I knew I would be a teacher. I had the best 5th-grade teacher, Ms. Cheryl Wolfe, who I still stay connected with. She saw potential in me that I didn’t see in myself and noticed my proclivity to help and support my peers.