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Sophia Misuraca

Rachel Carreiro takes a moment in the midst of end-of-the-year textbook rush. She retired after the 2020-2021 school year.

Q&A with Ms. Rachel Carreiro

Ms. Carreiro served at La Quinta High for 27 years before retiring, and looks forward to the "unexpected"

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

Rachel Carreiro: I have been the library media specialist here at LQHS for 27 years. I came here the second year it opened.

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

RC: My biggest takeaway would be 27 years of various memories.

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

RC: My experience certainly hasn’t been boring! Every year was different. My motto was to “expect the unexpected.” 

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

RC: The best moments I had here were when my children, Patrick Carreiro ’98 and Meghann Carreiro ’03, attended school here. 

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

RC: The most exciting achievement, and I don’t know if I’d consider it exciting, but I can really multitask!

Q: What’s next for you?

RC: My next job is helping my husband with his BBQ catering business, Whole Lotta Love BBQ, trips, and being with my family.

Q: Anything else you would like to add?

RC: All I can say is that I’m very grateful for my tenure here at LQHS and Desert Sands Unified School District, and everyone I have met over the years.

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