Ning Zhang: 2023 Candidate for Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 School Board

  • Ning Zhang

    Ning Zhang

Posted2/25/2023 1:00 AM


Town: Vernon Hills


Age on Election Day: 51

Occupation: Information Technology

Employer: Guggenheim Partners

Previous offices held: NA


Q: Why are you running for this office, whether for reelection or election the first time? Is there a particular issue that motivates you?

A: Many families have concerns to school lunch, particularly food past sell by date.

Q: What is the role of the school board in setting and monitoring curriculum?

A: Establish goals, determine policies, plan and evaluate education programs and related financial requirements.

Q: Are there curriculum issues within the district that you feel need particular attention from the board?

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A: The appropriate use of digital devices.

Q: How do you view your role in confronting policy or curriculum controversies: provide leadership even if unpopular, give a voice to constituents -- even ones with whom you disagree, or defer to state authorities?

A: The members of board of education provide critical role in this area, this is more important when the students are from vast differently ethnic and culture backgrounds.

Q: Concerns are growing regarding a new resurgence of the pandemic. If another massive outbreak of infectious disease occurs, what have we learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that will guide your decision making?

A: I will help the school to set up the protocols in advance and make sure the curriculums are quickly resumed with the new "norm."

Q: Describe your experience working in a group setting to determine policy. What is your style in such a setting to reach agreement and manage school district policy? Explain how you think that will be effective in producing effective actions and decisions of your school board.


A: IT security is one of the major aspects of my job. I constantly review policies and protocols to make sure there's no loophole to the data and security governance, and create remedies if there's any loopholes discovered.

Q: What makes you the best candidate for the job?

A: Both children of mine are currently in the school district. I am very familiar with many families that have kids go to the same schools. I know the expectations and concerns from the parents.

Q: What's one good idea you have to better your district that no one is talking about yet?

A: Establish online direct interactions with schools from other countries. Let the students know the peers from other parts of the world.

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