WCHE – 2nd Grade Team 2023-2024
Pictured left to right: Tiffany Cummings, Brandy Sykes, Heather Wachsmann, Tracy Vogel, and Susan Ontiveros
Tiffany Cummings – This is my 7th year teaching--all 7 years in the LTISD. This is my 3rd year teaching 2nd grade. I graduated from Texas A&M (and UT.) I am married to my husband, Ryan, and have two daughters, Scarlett 5th grade and Brynlee 6th grade. I am excited for another year at WCHE!
Susan Ontiveros – My career as a classroom teacher has taken me from teaching students in Grade 2 to High School Seniors in the states of Texas and New Mexico as well as in the country of Belgium. My degree in Clinical Psychology has provided experience as a school counselor and in various institutional settings. I love working with children and the amazing colleagues I have at WCHE.
Brandy Sykes -- I am so excited to be on the 2nd Grade Team for my 7th year of teaching! I love being a part of the Tiger family at WCHE! I am a native Texan and grew up in the North Texas area. I went to Midwestern State University and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am certified to teach PreK-8th grade. My husband and I are college sweethearts and have been married for 21 years! We have four precious children, and they all attend schools in the LTISD...an 11th grader at LTHS, 7th grader at LTMS, and two at WCHE in 5th and 2nd grade. They are my world! We also have the cutest Mini Goldendoodle, Goldie! I love spending time with family and friends, traveling, baking, decorating, going to baseball games, and watching movies. I am truly honored to have your child this year and absolutely love creating a classroom where everyone feels safe and loved, so they can learn and grow to their full potential! Go Tigers!!
Tracy Vogel -- I am a born and raised Texan from the DFW metroplex. I have been here in the Austin area for 16 years and have taught for 19 years! I love teaching students but learn even more from them. I have my Bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University and my Master's degree from Texas A&M University. Gig 'em Aggies! I am so excited to be part of the WCHE family! Go Tigers!
Heather Wachsmann -- I graduated from Texas State University in 2007 with my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, 2008 with my graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction, 2016 with my principal certification. I began teaching in 2007 in Leander ISD. This will be my fifth year teaching at WCHE. I can’t wait for another amazing year!