Preschool Staff



Thelma Avilez | Director

I have been a member of Infusion Church for close to 7 years. I assisted in the start-up of this school 6 years ago! I have been in the early childhood education field for 30 years and I have been in a management position for 13 of those years.

I grew up in Santee and received my Bachelors Degree in Child Development from San Diego State University. I have 2 children, ages (20 & 21) and a granddaughter (7 months). My children and my granddaughter are my greatest blessings.

I am so excited to be a part of your child’s school! I bring with me fresh ideas, organization and a consistent environment. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

To contact Thelma - || 760.746.5030

Our Other Staff Members


 Sierra Pocza | Lead Teacher
      I have been at Infusion Christian Preschool since 2014. I received her Early Childhood Education units from Ashworth College. I love watching preschool students grow and learn. My favorite thing to teach is science and loves creating sensory experiences for my classroom. I enjoy playing tennis, reading and spending time with family and friends.

  Torey Pieper | Office/Preschool Assistant
      I enjoy crafting, baking, being outside, but most of all being a mom to my 4 year old daughter. I am currently attending National University and should be graduating at the end of 2020 with a BS in Mathematics. My longterm goal is to be the first in my family, not only to go to college, but to get a Master's degree. I'm beyond blessed to have started my job at Infusion Christian Preschool and feel that it is a huge step in the right direction towards my career. 
  Cindy Lopez | Pre-K Lead Teacher

      I have been an early-childhood educator for more than 25 years, and have spent most of my time in faith-based preschools. I started my preschool career as a parent, just like you. I started taking classes to work as an aide and continued through the department until I completed every course. I have the best job in the world because I get to play and pray everyday! Besides parenting and grandparenting, teaching children and seeing their excitement for the Lord is unparralled to anything else I have ever done. When I'm not in the classroom, I spend time with my husband of nearly 37 years, Scott. I have 4 daughters, 5 grandkids.


Tina Gonzalez | Teacher

   I started working in preschools in 2016 when I descovered a love of working with children. I'm very excited to be at Infusion along other amazing staff and I hope to be here a long time. I live here in Escondido with my husband and 3 children.


Lois Orr | Teacher

 I have been working in preschools since 1956 when my eldest child was 3 years old. I raised 8 children; 5 boys and 3 girls. I was also the director of Christianed Reformed Church Preschool, now Infusion Christian Preschool, and I love being back at my old campus. In my time, I love to sing both in my church choir and in a barbershop chorus and quartet.


Didi Vasqez | Preschool Lead Teacher

   I line in Esconido with my husband. We have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren. I have been teaching preschool for over 30 years and still love it. I believe I have the best job in the world. In my spare time, I love to travel, sew and do crafting.
"Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus." - Colossians 3:17


Kristin Booth | Preschool Lead Teacher

 I am allowed the wonderful blessing to work here at Infusion Christian Preschool and see my beautiful daughter here at work. I have a BA in Studio Art from CSU Long Beach and currently enrolled at Mira Costa pursuing my Master’s Teacher’s Permit in Early Childhood Education. I’m a certified Art4Healing Facilitator and have run events for children of the deployed, underprivileged/homeless and more. I also co-started “Art & Attributes” in 2015 here in Escondido. I love Jesus more than anything else in the whole world. And if you catch someone singing in the halls, it’s most likely me.


 (Other Staff Bios coming soon!)