Mr. Ray Chung has been named Executive Director of Human Resources and Legal Services
Mr. Ray Chung, Chief Legal Officer for Niles Township High District 219, has been approved by the Board of Education to serve as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Legal Services. This is a newly created position for the district pending the end-of-the-year departure of Mr. Tom Kim, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, who has been promoted to Superintendent of Batavia School District 101, for the 2023-2024 school year.
Ray has faithfully served in several roles at District 219 since 2013. He began his career in education as a paraprofessional at the Urbana School District 116. His passion for public service and public education grew with his experience at the Illinois Attorney General’s office and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago (formerly the John Marshall Law School).
Ray enjoys good food and loves to compete. He traded in his basketball shoes for board games, a ping pong paddle, and golf clubs. Ray is most proud to be husband to Selah and father to Abigail, Joanna, and Benjamin.
Ray will officially begin in his new role on April 19, 2023.