Bachelor, Northwestern University, 1958. Master of Education, Northeastern Illinois University, 1969. Master of Arts, Northeastern Illinois University, 1995.
Doctor of Education, Nova University, 1983.
Counselor, Chicago Public Schools, 1969-1972;
administrator, Chicago Public Schools, 1972-1994;
college instructor, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, 1969-1986;
adult educator, Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, since 1991;
administrator, Forest Academy for Women, Wonder Lake, Illinois, 1995-1996. Owner, consultant Ray Kandelman Consulting, Glenview, Illinois, since 1993. Owner Ray Kandelman Insurance Brokerage, Glenview, since 1981.
President Universal Family Connection, Chicago, since 1979.
Democratic election judge Northfield Township, Glenview, 1991-1997. Sergeant United States Army, 1960-1962. Member Masons (Decalogue lodge # 160), Phi Delta Kappa (vice president, president).
Married Elaine Plotnick, April 7, 1963. Children: Margo Bartsch, Lisa Ann, Steven Kandelman.