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

Ms. Sierra (small) 

 Sierra Pocza | Lead Teacher
     I have been at Infusion Christian Preschool since 2014. I started as an aide and continued to work with the two year olds while attending Ashworth College to obtain my Early Childhood Education credits. Afterwards, I was promoted to Teacher in the Seedlings class. I love doing art and science experiments with the children as well as creating fun and exciting sensory expereiences for them. I absolutely love my job! It's so rewarding to be able to mold minds, and to watch them grow, discover and create. 

In my personal life, I love the rodeo, country concerts and taking road trips on the Harley. Some of my hobbies are playing tennis with my dad, canvas painting and reading. 

Ms. Torey (small) 

 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.

Ms. Cindy (small) 

 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.

Ms. Tina (small) 

 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.

Ms. Lois (small) 

 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.

Ms. Didi (small) 

 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

Ms. Booth (small) 

 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!)