What’s on your desk? Linda Gaines-Brooks
Campus clinical coordinator Linda Gaines-Brooks divides her time between the Ontario and Riverside campuses where she works with student teachers. That doesn’t keep her from doing a little decorating at each place, although we only caught up with her at the Ontario office. Among her favorite desk/office companions are some of the music boxes she collects. “I couldn’t get plants to grow,” she confesses, explaining her choice for music.
A figurine of a teacher, a gift from her sister, reminds her of her own start in education as a teacher and another of an angel keeps the memory of her mother who suffered from dementia alive. And a reminder, perhaps to herself or perhaps to the students who visit her small office, hangs near the door: “When nothing goes right, go left.”
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