• WCHE – 2nd Grade Team 2021-2022

    This is a photo of the 2nd grade teachers

    Pictured left to right:  Tiffany Cummings, Linda Holt, Heather Wachsmann, Jessica Starzyk, and Cindy Figueiredo 

    Tiffany Cummings – I am so excited to be teaching at WCH!  I am a Lake Travis graduate.  I earned my teaching degree at Texas A & M University.  I taught in the Lake Travis Independent School District before staying home with my two daughters.  I am getting back into the classroom after being a stay-at-home mom and am so happy to be back teaching.  In my off time, I love to run and spend time with my family.

    Cindy Figueiredo -- Having grown up in Sugar Land, TX, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I'm so happy to be a part of the Tiger family!! My husband and I will celebrate our 32nd year of marriage this year. We have 2 kids. In my free time I enjoy sailing, playing tennis and pickleball, and, most of all, traveling. My education consists of a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing from Texas A&M University, a Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Houston and a Gifted and Talented Certification from North Texas State University. I started teaching in 1987 and have taught in Spring Branch ISD, Plano ISD, and Lake Travis ISD. Having the opportunity to be in the classroom working with kids is the most fulfilling and satisfying job in the world!

     Linda Holt -- I’ve been part of the Lake Travis community since 1989! There was only 1 elementary school at that time! I’ve had the opportunity to learn and grow from some amazing educators along the way. As a former Kindergarten teacher and current 2nd grade teacher, I believe communication and building relationships is a key component to a great school year. I was very honored last year to be named the West Cypress Hills Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021.  I love the beach, snorkeling, playing games, and spending time with my family and friends. My favorite food is Mexican food, especially when it comes from La Cabana Grill! I’m proud to say my family are true Cavaliers. My husband, and all three of our boys are LT graduates! Go Cavs!

    Jessica Starzyk -- Hello, my name is Mrs. Starzyk, and I am so excited to start my second year of teaching here at WCHE!  My husband and I moved to Austin with our little dog, Niko, about a year ago.  We are loving it!  I graduated from Bethel University in Indiana with my degree in Elementary Education.  Prior to joining the WCHE team, I taught pre-kindergarten at the Primrose School of Southwest Austin. 

    Heather Wachsmann -- This is my 15th year teaching. I graduated from Texas State University in 2007 with my undergraduate degree and in 2008 with my graduate degree. In 2016 I earned my principal certification. I am also ESL certified. I was blessed with my beautiful daughter in 2018. I am so excited for my third year to teach at WCHE!