Nicole Holmes is originally from El Paso, Texas. Ms. Holmes received her bachelor's degree in maritime administration from Texas A&M University and her alternative teaching certification from the University of Texas at El Paso. She is currently working on her master’s degree in school counseling. Ms. Holmes is a campus teaching coach at Mesita Elementary, a position she has held since 2015. She services second and third grade gifted and talented students, and has been a coach for a Destination Imagination team for the past two years. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society in counseling. Ms. Holmes became a teacher because she loves children and wants to ensure that each child has the opportunity for a successful future. As of 2018, she has been teaching for six years. Ms. Holmes was the mentor teacher for Liu Lu from Chengdu, China (2018-2019).