Candidate Profile
Willeta I. Corbett

Non-Partisan , Texas

Biography

Name
Willeta I. Corbett
Party
Non-Partisan
Race
El Paso ISD School Board Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
Links
   

Panel Rating

Liberal
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Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Joe Biden (2020)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information


Party Primary and Local Election Voting History for Willeta Irene Corbett during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Democratic
  • 2018 Party Primary: Democratic
  • Voted in 5 Democratic Primaries 1990 - 2016
  • Voted in 4 local elections (School Board and/or Municipal) 2007 – 2019
**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.
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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

No Answer   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not be a resource for instruction or services in the school.

No Answer   


Economy

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

No Answer   

School districts should be able to use taxpayer money for lobbying the state legislature.

No Answer   


Religious Liberty

School districts should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

No Answer   

At school, students should be able to speak freely and civilly about matters of conscience and faith, including Christianity.

No Answer   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

No Answer   


Education

What is the function of the local school board?

Trustees as a body corporate have the exclusive power and duty to govern & oversee the management of the schools of the district. An individual board member should cultivate a relationship with the students, families, and constituents of his/her district, seeking and using diverse and divergent perspectives.

Who should have the authority to set curriculum and determine resources used in those curricula?

(Did not answer)

Please rate in order the following priorities in relation to the role of a K-12 public school (omitting any that do not apply): Mathematics, Information Technology, Science, Political Activism, Personal Finances, Gender Identity, Physical Fitness, American History, Critical Race Theory, Language Arts, Art & Music, Vocational Learning, Sexuality, Foreign Language, Social Emotional Learning

(Did not answer)

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer   

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

No Answer   

Schools should use Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and resources to teach emotions, values, and relationships.

No Answer   

I support the teaching of the 1619 Project emphasizing slavery and racism as the foundation of American history.

No Answer   

When students are taught courses such as Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) or Social Emotional Learning (SEL), they must opt-in with written parental permission.

No Answer   

Parents are the ultimate authority in their child’s education and should be able to freely pursue whatever educational options they deem best for their child.

No Answer   

No healthcare diagnosis or treatment, whether mental, reproductive, or otherwise, should be given to a child without first receiving written consent from the parent.

No Answer   

Who is responsible for teaching sexual education to children, and what is the appropriate age when it should be taught?

(Did not answer)

If you support the teaching of Sex Ed, please answer the following question: Sexual education should include these topics (list all that apply and add your own, if needed) -- Physical and emotional health outcomes; contraceptive methods; consent; abstinence; sexual orientation and gender identity; human anatomy/the reproductive system; abortion methods and side effects; stages of pregnancy and fetal development; sex acts and pleasures of sex

(Did not answer)


Values

No school official should be involved in the sexual transitioning of a student. All issues on this subject should be referred to the parents of the student.

No Answer   

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that is necessary for our system of limited government.

No Answer   

Teachers should not use alternative names and pronouns without parental permission.

No Answer   

Therapy for children who have unwanted same-sex attraction should be banned.

No Answer   

I support allowing students to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms, and to participate in athletic competition based on the gender with which they identify instead of biological sex.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Qualifications

Why are you running for this office?

The Walmart Shooting on August 3, 2019 in my hometown, concurrent with societal tensions of social injustice, racism, and political climate, have been the impetus for my heightened sense of activism and voice. With the recent backing of my family, I feel my experience, commitment, and talents can make a difference in the district, my community, and my beloved El Paso.

A candidate's personal moral values should not be relevant when considering a candidacy for elective office.

No Answer   

Which of the 11 objectives specified in the Texas Education Code is your highest priority?

(Did not answer)

What books have had the most profound impact on your view of life?

(Did not answer)

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

As a professional teacher and staff development trainer, my own knowledge and practices have been informed by training, data, and working collaboratively in teams and/or committees. Having held positions with the titles of Assistant Director and Executive Director, I have supervised employees, maintained budgets, and collaborated with other departments and units to accomplish organizational goals. As a professional consultant, I have conducted graduate classes and countless professional development seminars in over twenty-seven states. From such leadership and career opportunities, I have solid interpersonal and teamwork skills, strong communication and writing skills, a professional demeanor, discretion, and good judgment. A good leader provides and receives constructive feedback and generates creative solutions. These are the leadership qualities I will bring to the Board if elected.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

No Answer   

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

(Did not answer)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


2nd Amendment

Teachers who are licensed to carry should be allowed to carry guns at school.

No Answer   


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Webster University, El Paso, MA, 1992
  • Prairie View A&M Univ., Prairie View, TX, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • NAACP, Member
  • Shiloh Baptist Church, Member
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Member
  • Prairie View Alumnae Assoc., Member
  • El Paso Retired Teachers Assoc., Member
  • El Paso Voters Registration, Voting Deputy
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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