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Principal - Curtis McCall, Jr.


Hello, my name is Curtis McCall Jr.  I am excited to be entering my fifteenth year in the field of education.  I have spent the last ten years educating and supporting the students of Cahokia School District 187.  During this time, I have served in the capacities of physical education teacher, Dean of Students, and coordinator of our school-within- a-school program at the high school level.

At Wirth Middle School 7th Grade Academy, each day I strive to help students reach their full academic potential while providing them with support as they evolve into productive citizens of society. 

As a husband, father, and community spokesperson, I now realize the importance of ensuring that all students receive an equal, fair, and quality education.  I am looking forward to another phenomenal school year here at Wirth Middle School 7th Grade Academy.


Middle School Director - Gerold Nave, Jr.

Hello my name is Gerold Nave, Jr. I was born through the union of two school Educators; the late Mr. Gerold Nave, Sr. and Mrs. Jacqueline Nave.  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 Middle School Director for Wirth Middle School.  I have been in education for twenty three years. Throughout my tenure, I have served as a Special Educator, Kindergarten Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Program Director and Director of Education. 

I have served as a mentor for Hazelwood School District and St. Louis Public Schools for The League of Elders and Men on Business.  I coached baseball and basketball for the Hazelwood School District, served as a coach for youth league baseball, basketball and football in the Florissant, Glasgow Village and the St. Louis City community for ten years. I have served as a high school football coach at Alton Marquette Catholic High School for the past four years. Working with scholars and scholar athletes has long been a passion for me. 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 wife Traci and I, are blessed with two wonderful children, a daughter, Nia, who is a junior at Tennessee State University and a son, Gerold III who is a senior at Alton Marquette Catholic High School.