WCHE – 2nd Grade Team 2020-2021
Pictured top row l - r: Jessica Starzyk, Beth Gardner and Linda Holt
2nd row l - 4: Kenny Luster and Heather Wachsmann
Beth Gardner – Hi, I'm Ms. Gardner. I teach second grade. My two favorite subjects are reading and science! My favorite color is yellow and I love eating burritos!
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 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!
Kenny Luster – Hi, I'm Mr. Luster. I am from Houston and moved here with my lovely wife and two fantastic daughters. I am a graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown. I enjoy playing basketball and am a diehard Longhorn fan. I love teaching and have been teaching for 14 years. This is my 4th year teaching at WCHE. Hook'em Horns and Go Tigers!
Jessica Starzyk -- Hello, my name is Mrs. Starzyk, and I am so excited to start my first year of teaching here at WCHE! My husband and I recently moved to Austin with our little dog, Niko. 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 14th 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 second year to teach at WCHE!