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The PTA Dad, and how to get more Dads in PTA leadership positions

January 8, 2021

The PTA Dad, and how to get more dads in PTA leadership positions

The first male president of the national PTA did not take office until 2009 and in that same year, only 10% of national PTA members were men. Why don’t more men join and how can we change that? This episode features a Utah PTA dad who holds a role 100% focused on changing these statistics. Learn how you can make a change in your organization as well.

About our guest:

Jason Nackos is a former teacher who taught at the junior high level for 3 years before he “retired” to raise his kids full time. He started to get involved in the PTA once his youngest started school full time because of his desire to be in the school and embarrass his kids on a regular basis. He has served two years as Membership VP, one as President Elect and one as PTA President at Mapleton Elementary in Mapleton, Utah. He currently serves as the Male Engagement Specialist for Utah PTA where he oversees a committee that focuses on increasing male involvement throughout the state. He and his friend Ryan Schriever (a local attorney and former Membership VP at Mapleton Elementary) went viral with a carpool karaoke video in 2018 that co-starred their principal. From there they continued to make videos for their school and for Utah PTA and became affectionately known as The PTA Dads. Some of their videos can be found at the Mapleton Elementary PTA YouTube page.


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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