Veidmark, Natalie

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Glendale Union High School District
(602) 622-3311
Stay At Home Mom
BA in Political Science Westmont College; MA in Public Administration, Public Policy Arizona State Uninversity
Biographical Info:

My name is Natalie Veidmark and I am a GUHSD graduate. My husband and I are the proud parents of three GUHSD graduates with our youngest currently attending Thunderbird High School. I graduated from Westmont College and completed a Masters in Public Administration/ Public Policy from Arizona State. Our family is grateful for our long time roots in our church and the north Phoenix area. Over the past 20 years I have spent time volunteering and serving in my community in various capacities in my neighborhood schools and philanthropy organizations with my children. I am currently President of the North Mountain Business Alliance and served as a founding board member.


Neighborhood public schools have been our schools of choice for our family. We have had wonderful teachers and administrators for our children. I want to serve on the school board to continue excellence and help the Glendale Union high schools compete with the many school choice options. I will support families and their educational goals for their children. The teachers we know have high standards for their students and I want to support their desire for a culture of excellence. School safety has become a high priority and I want to support efforts and school resource officers that protect our community. As a mom with a high school student I think my voice is an important perspective to add to the governing board!


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Requiring school officials, including teachers, to inform parents about their child’s social, mental, emotional, or physical health S
2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs S
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects S* Communities can decide to raise funds to support their schools. These efforts need transparency. I will work to steward district funding to promote student excellence.
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in any sexuality related instruction, activities, or clubs. S
5. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy S
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students O* Full-day kindergarten should be a choice for families. Parents can decide if their children are best served by full day programs.
7. Mandating sex education classes for 5th-12th grade students O
8. Allocating teacher pay raises based upon merit rather than providing uniform salary schedule increases based upon years of teaching or additional credentialing (e.g. masters degrees) S
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity O
10. Teaching what is known as diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI); social, emotional learning (SEL); or critical race theory (CRT) in public schools. O
11. Increasing academic (curriculum) transparency by requiring each public school to post online for parents and the public a list of all instructional materials being used in the classroom. S* Parents need transparency with curriculum. However, this needs to be done in a way that doesn't burden teachers with layers of paperwork that impedes their time dedicated to educating students.