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Superintendent of Schools

Thank you for your interest in Fremont School District 79. It is an honor to serve as the Superintendent of Schools, and I look forward to working alongside our students, staff, and community to empower the next generation of resilient lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and courageous leaders. 

Serving a diverse population of approximately 2,100 students (pre-K through eighth grade), FSD79 consists of four schools, including an early childhood center, an elementary school, an intermediate school, and a middle school. We serve students from a 34 square mile area from the communities of Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mundelein, Round Lake, and Wauconda.

Our District is recognized as a high-performing district for its commitment to personalized learning, quality educators, financial stewardship, and modernized facilities. Together, we will continue the successful journey and take our schools to the next level as detailed in our 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.

I prioritize spending time in the schools and broader community listening, learning, and connecting. Seeing the schools “in action” and hearing directly from our educators and students is critical to serve as an informed leader. Engaging with parents and our community partners, such as our area high schools and municipalities, also are important priorities. Ultimately, the more connected we are within both the Fremont and broader communities, the more our students benefit from our collective work.

We promote parent and family involvement, so please know you are encouraged to get involved. We have a phenomenal Fremont PTO that actively supports our students and staff. Communication is a district priority, so please follow our social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also send out district newsletters which can be accessed here

Thank you for your shared partnership in your child’s education. We have tremendous pride in our Fremont schools and our community connections. Please feel free to contact me at if I can be of any assistance.

Trisha Kocanda


Dr. Trisha Kocanda

Dr. Trisha Kocanda
Superintendent of Schools

Lisa Borgford
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent  

28855 N. Fremont Center Road
Mundelein, IL 60060
847-566-0169 ext. 4104