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Anson Mitchell








Anson Mitchell

11th Grade Associate Principal


A new school year brings new opportunities, new beginnings and new faces. 
This school year, Cahokia High School (CHS) will have a new Administrative Team. 
I am proud to be a member of this team.  I am Anson Mitchell and I will be the 
eleventh-grade Associate Principal here at CHS.  This is my twenty-third year in education.
I began my administrative career here in Cahokia in 2006 at CHS.  I have served as an 
administrator in East St. Louis School District #189 and in Alton Unit School District #10. 
Last year, I returned to CHS as the 11th and 12th grade Associate Principal. Prior to becoming an
administrator, I taught in Chicago, Belleville, IL and Cahokia.  

I was born and raised in East Saint Louis, IL; I am the youngest of nine children. 
I graduated from Lincoln Sr. High School.  I am the proud father of two teenagers,
one boy and one girl.  I received my BA and Masters from Southern Illinois University
at Edwardsville.  I am a veteran of the US Army.  I believe proper education is a key to
success and can open many doors as well as provide countless opportunities.  I believe
it can balance the playing field no matter the environmental and economic changes
you are born into.  


Gerold Nave, JR.

9th Grade Associate Principal


I am married to Traci J.E. Nave and we have two children
Nia Imani Nave and Gerold Nave III. I attended schools in East St. Louis, IL. 
I have earned a total of three degrees in education with a Bachelor’s degree in Special
Education and Master’s degrees in both Special Education/Education Administration. 
I am elated to now be the Principal for our ninth-grade students at Cahokia High School.  
I have been in education for twenty-six years. Throughout my tenure, 
I have served as a Special Educator, Kindergarten Teacher, Assistant Principal,
Head Principal, Program Director, and Director of Education. 

My personal goal as an educator is to grow future leaders who utilize their acquired social,
emotional, academic, and extracurricular skills to become productive citizens with a
personal commitment to living independent, fulfilling lives. I am a member of Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Incorporated, Prince Hall Masonic Order Masons, and 100 Black Men of America. 
My email address is My office phone number is (618)332-4579
and the district cell phone number is (618)974-8514.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who
prepare for it today”
- Malcolm X

I look forward to serving students, staff, and all stakeholders within our school community. 
I am excited about working collaboratively and being solution driven that will provide our
students with an education that will prepare them for a bright and successful future. 


Terence Tate

12th Grade Associate Principal


This is my 18th year in Cahokia School District 187. I started my career
here in 2004 as a permanent substitute teacher.  I taught for 9 years as a special education
teacher here in Cahokia. This is my third year serving as an administrator.  I have been the
6th and 7th grade principal at Wirth Middle School.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, a Master's in Teaching, and a
Master's in School Administration and Leadership.

I am married to my beautiful wife Sandra and we have two wonderful sons. I enjoy good
stimulating conversation/debate and, music and I am an avid reader.

I look forward to helping influence this generation to be great by doing great things for the
local community and the broader world.


Juan Haynes

10th Grade Associate Principal