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.