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Sophia Misuraca

William Gadd outside of his classroom in the 700 wing on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Q&A with Mr. William Gadd

Mr. Gadd served as a teacher and coach for 26 years before retiring to Colorado for his well-deserved "happily ever after"

Question: What was your position at La Quinta High School, and how many years did you work here?

William Gadd: [I was a] teacher and coach.

Q: What was your biggest takeaway from working at La Quinta High?

WG: Being at LQ for 26 years, I saw a lot of changes. Administrators and teachers came and went, but the constant was the drive, motivation, and kindness demonstrated by LQ students. They were, and are amazing.

Q: How would you describe your experience at the school?

WG: I spent almost half my life at LQ. I will take with me a lot of memories and valued relationships. It was great being a Blackhawk.

Q: What are some of the best moments you’ve had here?

WG: The relationships with many very special students will always top the list of cherished moments.

Q: What is the most exciting thing you achieved at La Quinta High?

WG: I was part of three CIF championships at LQ. They were all thrilling and rewarding.

Q: What’s next for you?

WG: I plan to relocate to Colorado and live happily ever after.

Q: Anything else you would like to add? 

WG: I’ve been blessed with some wonderful colleagues and friends in my years at LQ. I want to thank current teachers and staff at LQ who always made me feel welcome and relevant: [Paul] Collins, [Cheryl] Schuler, [Daniel] O’Grady, [Joanne] Prahl, [Kevin] Schmidt, [Ruth] Shulby, [Brian] Gleason, [Joanne] Hanson, [Samantha] Hirsch, [Celeste] Strege. Sorry if I left anyone off.

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