Nadine Shields-Alcalde, 2nd Grade General Education Teacher, William H. Holmes Elementary School

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Nadine Shields-Alcalde, 2nd Grade General Education Teacher, William H. Holmes Elementary School

Mrs. Shields-Alcalde has been a teacher in the Mount Vernon City School District for 21 years. Having attended the school herself, Mrs. Shields-Alcalde proudly serves as a 2nd Grade teacher at William H. Holmes Elementary School. Mrs. Shields-Alcalde has worked at Holmes for the entirety of her time with the District.

Mrs. Shields-Alcalde completed her undergraduate studies at Iona College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She also received a master’s degree in reading from Lehman College.

“There is a true comradery amongst the staff at Holmes School. There are many challenges facing educators today, but by working together, I truly feel that my colleagues and I go above and beyond to create an inclusive environment for all our students,” said Mrs. Shields-Alcalde. “I love witnessing that ‘aha’ moment on my students’ faces when they figure out a concept that they’ve been struggling with. It’s wonderful when they look up at you and smile. That’s when I know they are truly partaking in their learning.”