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PTA in a Pandemic: Why Bother or Lean In?

September 11, 2020

PTA in a Pandemic, Why bother or Lean in?

PTA’s role has taken off in a new direction, and become more important than ever to help our students stay connected through community and tradition, as well as adding new spins to old expectations and outdated roles. However, many PTAs are asking “why bother” with the PTA this year. With schools in virtual or hybrid mode, aren’t resources better spent in other areas by helping teachers? Or since events are difficult to host, what is the purpose of the PTO? This episode will explore the PTA’s role in today’s world.

About Wes & Deb

Wesley is a PTA dad, entrepreneur, Air Force Veteran, and owner of a K-12 Clothing, a school apparel supply company. Prior to K-12, Wesley worked in higher education managing graduate degree programs and building business partnerships for the University. 

Debora is a PTA mom of two, lawyer turned business executive excited about helping educational organizations achieve their goals. Debora brings two decades of business experience in sales, marketing, and operations to the education sector borrowing from effective corporate principles to help PTAs, PTOs, and school administrations achieve their goals. As co-founder and advisor to K-12 Clothing, Debora focuses on strategic growth initiatives to propel K-12 Clothing into a leading role in the K-12 apparel market. 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at

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