Meet the Staff




Ms. Szekely M.A. Engl., M.A. Coun. Psych., Director                                       Fourth year at Second Home

“I like working with and helping people, and here I can do both. I enjoy working with the children and helping them do their best.”



Ms. Shepherd B.A., Lead Teacher  Fourth year at Second Home

“Second Home provides safe and affordable childcare for people that are at risk or disadvantaged, or might not have the opportunity otherwise. We get to know the families, and it’s a positive experience.”



Ms. Fisher B.A Elem. Educ., morning teacher                            First year at Second Home




Ms. Barrows M.Ed. Cert. Ed.,  5th grade teacher                                      First year at Second Home




Ms. Payne, M.Ed, 1st – 2nd grade teacher                                                Seventh year at Second Home

“My dream job growing up was to be a teacher. Fun fact about me? Well, I’ve been an extra in three movies.”




Mr. Medrano B.A. Psychology,  2nd – 3rd grade teacher                                Third year at Second Home

“My favorite thing about Second Home is being able to be around the students on a frequent basis and really getting to know them and their families. This allows us to have connections with all of our students.”



Ms. Hanger B.A. Cert. Ed., Kindergarten teacher            Fourth year at Second Home

“The best part about working at Second Home is being with the students.     




Mr. Joe, M.A. Business Administration Math Teacher, Computer Lab                                       Ninth year at Second Home

“I like having the chance to be around the children and seeing that they have the opportunity to have the help that they otherwise would not get.”



Ms. Buckless B.A., Administrative Assistant                                                   Second year at Second Home

“I like the Second Home mission because it’s an outreach to the community for at-risk kids. I’ve always been an advocate for people who may not get the same opportunities as others because of economic status. I like working in admin because I can make sure that the behind the scenes projects are successful for the program.”




Ms. King, B.A., Receptionist / Translator                                                  First year at Second Home