Centennial’s Best: Hall Monitor Steve Gilbert

I interviewed Steve Gilbert. He’s a hall monitor at Centennial High School and you could consider him the best at what he does. You will never find him without a smile on his face.

What did you do before coming to Centennial?

District volunteer

When did you start working at Centennial?


How long have you worked here?

4 years

What made you want to be a hall monitor?

 Students in dying need of oversight

What keeps a smile on your face everyday?


How do you do so well with kids?

Stays in touch

What techniques do you use to connect with them so well?

Keep it 100 with them

Do you have family that goes to the school?

I have 3 granddaughters that are seniors this year

How old are you?

7X4 and a little change

Did you always live in Champaign? If not where did you live?

Arkansas born and raised , also lived in Tennessee and Chicago 

I also asked one student and one other hall monitor and asked them what they thought about Mr.Gilbert.  Diojanee Terry said, “He’s a pretty cool guy also very funny and always nice to everyone” Fellow hall monitor Hassan Washington said, “He has a wealth of knowledge and he’s a good person also he’s always there for giving advice. He’s a helpful person.“