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We’re Dads. As Dads, we wear lots of different hats. We are educators, we are role models, we are…a lot of things, but we are Dad’s first! Nothing else is more important than our role as a Dad.

#DadsAsPrincipals has teamed up with #MakerDads to bring you #DadsOnDeck - a weekly podcast for Dads, Grand-dads, and other male role models who want to share their stories and experiences.

Nov 4, 2017

Winston Sakurai and Todd Schmidt share some yule tide goodness for the holiday season!

On this episode, Winston and Todd share insight about their family holiday traditions and discuss the balance that is needed between work and family during the holiday season.


Winston Sakurai (@winstonsakurai) has...

Oct 20, 2017

Eric Ewald and Nick Proud are LIVE from Iowa's annual ITEC!

On this episode, Eric and Nick begin the episode by reflecting on the message of Buddy Berry from Kentucky. If you're not familiar with Buddy Berry, he has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation...

Oct 7, 2017

Neil and Andy discuss the importance of being present in your kids' lives.

Neil and Andy also tackle to following topics:

  • Are you ever too old for bounce houses?
  • Is your child ever too old to be tucked in?


Dr. Neil Gupta is a school leader from Ohio and the Co-founder Connect with Neil...

Sep 8, 2017

Meet Dads on Deck, a podcast for dads, grand dads, and other male role models.

This is our premiere episode, hosted by Joe Mazza and Eric Ewald.

Joe and Eric set the stage for what Dads on Deck will be from week to week and talk about their backgrounds both as educators and family men.

Participate in this episode's...