Meet the Social Workers

Se Presentan las Trabajadoras Sociales

Holmes Middle School

Wheeling District 21

Maury Prieto, MSW

6th grade


Phone: TBD

iHablo Español!

Hello Holmes Hornets! This is my first year at Holmes Middle School and I will be the 6th grade School Social Worker this year. Previously, I worked at Rhodes School District 84.5 for four years and have been working in the social work field for about 10 years. I have my Bachelor in Teaching of Spanish and my Master of Social Work both from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In my free time I enjoy going dancing, traveling, being outside and watching movies. I am currently trying to watch all the Marvel Universe and the Harry Potter movies!

Shawna Smith-Jefferson,

7th grade


Phone: 847.520.2803

This is my second year at Holmes Middle School, and tenth year in the field. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Indiana University in 2007, and my Master of Social Work from Indiana University in 2010. I love spending time with my husband and three children. In my free time I enjoy reading, baking, gardening, and being outside in the sunshine.

Kassidy Lindholm, MSW, LCSW

8th grade


Phone: 224-408-0644 (direct) or 847-520-2801 (voicemail)

iHablo Español!

Hi! This is my 9th year at Holmes, 11th year in District 21, and 21st year in the field of Social Work. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Social Work degree from Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago. I love spending time with my three children (including a current middle schooler!), going on adventures around the world, reading, and taking photos.