Welcome to the second grade homepage.
My name is Muriel Secker and I have been teaching at Newcastle Elementary School since the fall of 1996. Before that I had fifteen years of teaching experience in Iowa and Illinois. I received my Bachelor's degree from Iowa State University in 1978, and my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Sacramento State University in 2009. I am married to Martin, who is a professor at Sacramento State, and have two children, Emma and Dean, who both attended Newcastle Elementary for the majority of their grade school years. My family and I moved to California in 1996 to be closer to my husband's family. Northern California has been a wonderful place for me because of the opportunities to hike and bike all year around!