Candidate Profile
Charlsey "Sharon" Chumley

Non-Partisan , Texas


Charlsey "Sharon" Chumley
Northside ISD School Board Dist. 5

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Party Primary Election Voting History for Sharon Goodale Chumley during time of residence in district and/or at current address:

  • 2020 Party Primary: Democratic
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • Voted in 0 Primaries 1990 - 2016

**Voter history is not considered during panel evaluations.


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.



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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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.


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

Strongly Agree   

Students should not be allowed to pray in school.

Strongly Disagree   


What is the function of the local school board?

1. To provide for the school system. 2. To establish policies in keeping with the wishes of a majority of the citizens of the community. 3. To structure policies within the requirements of the state law.

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

Superintendent, Board of Trustees, School District Finance Officers in keeping with state funding.

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

1. Physical Fitness 2. Language Arts 3. Information Technology 4. Art & Music 5. Mathematics 6. Science 7. Personal Finances 8. Social Emotional Learning 9. Vocational Learning 10. American History

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.


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


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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

1. Family; it should be taught according to child readiness. 2. Schools, churches, counselors, nurses, other knowledgeable personnel; it should be taught as the need arises.

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)


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.

Strongly Agree   

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


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


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


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a fundamentalist Christian. I value servant leadership. I value the well being of children. I value diversity, and I believe diversity makes us strong.


Why are you running for this office?

I have been a servant leader in education for 47 years; I have been retired for two years. I want to serve NISD again.

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

OBJECTIVE 5: Educators will prepare students to be thoughtful, active citizens who have an appreciation for the basic values of our state and national heritage and who can understand and productively function in a free enterprise society.

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

1. The Bible. 2. Many books by Max Lucado. 3. James Michener's historical novels. 4. John Grisham's courtroom novels. 5. Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins's Left Behind series.

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

Education: BSE, MA, EdD Experiences: wide ranging knowledge of NISD District and community via 25 years teaching, supervising, visibly on the scene, and 27 years living in the District 5 community

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.


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

I am a happy person; I smile and laugh a lot. I want other people to be happy. My husband and I have been married for 57 years.

2nd Amendment

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

Strongly Disagree   

Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?



  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, EdD
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, MA
  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas, BSE
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Oak Hills Church, Member
  • NISD, Teacher, Visual Art Supervisor
  • TAEA, Supervision/Admin. Division Chair
  • San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame, Inductee/Member
  • TAEA, Local Co-Chair TAEA State Conference
  • TAEA, NAEA, Member for many years
  • St Jude Children's Research Hosp, Contributor
  • Clear Creek ISD, MS Art, Eng, Sci, Journalism, HS Art Teacher
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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