Social Workers

Trabajadoras Sociales

Holmes Middle School

Kassidy Lindholm, MSW, LCSW

6th grade

Email: kassidy.lindholm@csd21.org

Phone: 847-520-2801

iHablo Español!

Hi! This is my 8th year at Holmes, and 10th year in District 21. Before working in Wheeling, I was a School Social Worker for 8 years in Schaumburg, District 54. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed my Master of Social Work at Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus. When I'm not working, I love spending time with my three children (including one current middle schooler!), travelling around the world, reading, and taking pictures.

Jasmine Rosa, MSW

7th Grade

Email: Jasmine.rosa@ccsd21.org

Phone: 847-520-2366

Hablo Español.

Hello! This is my second year at Holmes. I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Art in Applied Sociology and completed my Master of Social Work at Aurora University. I live in Rockford, IL . When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling , trying new foods and hanging out with my puppy Flash.

Mara Polyakov, MSW, LCSW

8th grade

Email: mara.polyakov@ccsd21.org

Phone: (847) 520-2822

Hello! I am so lucky to be working in my 6th year as a social worker at Holmes. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Michigan State University (go green!) and a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago with a specialization in schools, children, & families. When I'm not working, I enjoy baking, catching up on some of my favorite TV shows, being active, and spending time with my husband and daughter. We are so excited to be expecting a 2nd daughter in January!

Shawna Smith-Jefferson, MSW, LCSW

Instructional Program

Email: shawna.smithjefferson@ccsd21.org

Phone: 847.520.2803

This is my first year at Holmes Middle School. 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.