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1700 Jerome Lane
Cahokia, IL  62206

District Administration


The Cahokia Unit School District Board of Education and the Superintendent of District #187, through an active partnership with its parent and community, will support a system of educational excellence.  Wherein all students graduate and become responsible and competent decision-makers, while learning and growing from a rigorous curriculum in a caring environment that is fiscally sound, appropriately staffed, managed efficiently and improving every year.


The vision of the Cahokia Unit School Board and the Superintendent of District #187 is that all students graduate and have sufficient skills, understanding, and personal characteristics for learning, working, and living fully, including:

Communication competency

  • The ability to apply problem-solving strategies 
  • The ability to use technology for learning and living
  • The ability to respond maturely, respectfully and professionally in all situations

Cahokia Unit School Board and the Superintendent of District #187 aspire for the community, staff, and students to experience ownership of, satisfaction with, and responsibility for the Cahokia Unit School District by participating in open dialogue and approving and supporting sound management.

Tanya Mitchell

Tanya Mitchell
Interim Superintendent
618-332-3700 ext. 4704

Arnett Harvey Tanya Mitchell
Arnett Harvey
Chief Operating Officer
618-332-3700 ext. 4705
Tanya Mitchell
Assistant Superintendent of Instruction
618-332-3700 ext. 4712
Gegi Ra-El Vicki Breckel
Gegi Ra-El
Director of Curriculum
618-332-3700 ext. 4713
Vicki Breckel
Director of Special Education
618-332-3700 ext. 4718
Stephanie Scurlark-Belt Jen Barr

Stephanie Scurlark-Belt
Director of Non-Certified Personnel
618-332-3700 ext. 4778
Jen Barr
Director of Technology
Steve Crum Faith Jackson
Steve Crum
Director of Custodians, Warehouse and Deliveries
Faith Jackson
Director of Student Activities and Development
618-332-3700 ext. 4733
David Augustine Kim Combs

Dave Augustine
Director of Maintenance
Dr. Kimberly Combs
Director of Employee Recruitment and Retention
618-332-3700 ext. 4789
Bernadette Wiggins Tony Priest
Bernadette Wiggins
Truancy Supervisor
Anthony Priest
Security Supervisor
Ruth Schreckenberg Byron Gettis
Ruth Schreckenberg
Secretary to the Superintendent/Board of Education
618-332-3700 ext. 4704
Byron Gettis
Athletic Director