Murrieta Team

Early Childhood Teachers

Kathy Alston
Kathy received a Bachelor of Science in deaf studies from World Evangelism Bible College. Afterward, she interpreted for Goodwill Industries as an advocate for the deaf. Later, she continued her education, focusing on early childhood studies, at Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee. Kathy has worked with preschool children for 20 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, movies, baking and sketching.


Gloria Barosko
Gloria earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University San Bernardino, where she also studied abroad through Semester at Sea. She has training in applied behavioral analysis and six years of experience as a behavioral therapist and early childhood specialist, working with children with developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. Gloria is passionate about empowering families and children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors — camping and off-roading.

 Tayler McClellan
Tayler received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies with a concentration in early childhood intervention from California Baptist University. She has taught preschool for more than four years. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching the cheerleading team at the University of California Riverside, shopping and working out.

Cassidy Robinson
Cassidy earned her Bachelors of Arts in child development with a minor in family studies from Humboldt State University. She has worked in several preschools over the years, all with a play-based learning approach. In her spare time, she enjoys cuddling with her cocker spaniel and taking day trips to Disney.



Araceli Ramirez-Medina
Araceli has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies. She has more than 20 years of experience, providing special needs services for a school district and teaching in a preschool. Areceli loves to teach and help children reach their full potential. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, including camping and off-roading together.



Melissa Ruis
Melissa earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Phoenix. She has more than six years of experience as a preschool teacher and has also provided applied behavior analysis services in a home setting. In her spare time, Melissa loves being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.