Candidate Profile
Corinne Saldana

Non-Partisan , Texas


Corinne Saldana
Northside ISD School Board Dist. 5

Panel Rating

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Other Information

Party Primary Election Voting History for Corinne Deleon Saldana during time of residence in district and/or at current address:
  • 2020 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • 2018 Party Primary: Did Not Vote
  • Voted in 1 Democratic Primary and in 1 Republican Primary 2008 - 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.


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

Strongly Agree   


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.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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?

To select the educational leadership, set the budget, establish policy, evaluate the performance and operations of district personnel, and provide oversight on behalf of the residents in the district.

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

The educational leadership in cooperation with the curriculum and instructional personnel of the district in accordance with state legislation.

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

Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, American History, Physical Fitness, Foreign Language, Vocational Learning, Personal Finance, Art & Music, Information Technology

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.


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 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?

It is the shared responsibility of the parent and the educational system. I am in favor of it beginning at the 6th or 7th grade in anticipation of the onset of puberty.

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

I am conflicted on the topic of sex education when it goes beyond the explanation of the reproductive system and similar fundamental physiology. For that reason, I have elected not to list any specific topics.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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


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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and a practicing Christian. I believe strongly in the power of faith and in religion as a force for good in the world.


Why are you running for this office?

To promote EXCELLENCE in everything we do, FAIRNESS in all aspects of education in NISD, and INNOVATION to continue improving the quality of our services.

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


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

School campuses will maintain a safe and disciplined environment conducive to student learning. Without the attainment of this objective, all other objectives are merely wishful thinking or become irrelevant.

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

Guidepost A Purpose Driven Life Oh, the Places You'll Go

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

Parent of two NISD students Grandmother of three NISD students High school classroom teacher of mathematics, 24 years High School Mathematics department coordinator, 16 years High School Assistant Principal, 8 years High School Academic Dean, 1 year High School Principal, 4 years I was born into poverty and have reaped the benefits of a good public school education!!

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


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

None. I am not a member of any political party and I've never been a candidate for public office.

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 passionate about education and the benefits that a good education can provide. I especially believe that a good public educational system in every community can transform the lives of children irrespective of their socio-economic status and whether they choose to learn a skill or pursue a professional career.

2nd Amendment

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


Other Important Issues

Do you support mandatory vaccinations for children attending public school?



  • University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, MA, 1982
  • Southwest Texas State College, San Marcos, BA, 1971
Work & Military
  • Edison HS, Math teacher, 1970-1974
  • Holmes HS, Math teacher, department coordinator, 1974-1994
  • Holmes HS, Assistant principal, academic dean, principal, 1994-2007
  • University United Methodist Church, Member, Volunteer
  • El Divino Salvador United Methodist Church, Member, Youth Counselor, Volunteer
  • Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, Member, Board of Directors
  • Parent Teacher Association, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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