Mr. Don DeLair


I have been in private school administration since 1988 and have served as the Founding Headmaster here at King’s Schools since 1994. King’s represents my God-given childhood dream of starting a Christian school that would… serve as a standard for EXCELLENCE…live out a belief that every child deserves the OPPORTUNITY for a quality education…bring a life-changing message of HOPE to the families we serve.  Thanks be to God, I am passionately living out that dream every day.
Mrs. Patti Scholten

Kindergarten Teacher

Started at King’s in 2004.
I am blessed to teach kindergarten in an atmosphere of Christian love and encouragement, where each child learns that God is our loving Creator, Friend, and Savior. I pray that my students have a strong love for learning as well as a love for one another and for God. I am blessed to be a grandmother of three precious grandchildren, a mother to two wonderful adult children, and to be married to my beloved husband.
Mrs. Mary Hawkins

1st Grade Teacher

Started at King’s in 2015.
I am thrilled to be here at King’s Schools with your children! I love teaching and have spent the last 13 years in Christian Education. My family and I share a passion for learning, which I am excited to impart to my awesome 1st graders! God is going to bless our time together and I know He will empower these students to grow in their faith and knowledge!
Mrs. Polly Knehr

2nd Grade Teacher

Started at King’s in 1998.
I enjoy teaching my students and showing them how God is real in the world around them. King’s is a place where I have felt the freedom to not only teach academics but also spiritual things.
Ms. Katie Dale

3rd Grade Teacher

Started at King’s in 2014.
My passion is serving Jesus. I have been teaching for over a decade and I look forward to many more years to come. Teaching at King’s Schools allows me to make an impact in young lives, both spiritually and academically.
Miss Lauren Roth

4th Grade Teacher

Started at King’s in 2018
Hi, I’m  Miss Roth! This will be my first year teaching at King’s Schools. I am a Palm Springs native and I am excited to be living in the beautiful desert again.  I love being active and also enjoy the outdoors. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and a minor in Mathematics from San Fransisco State University in May 2014. I am excited to see what God has in store for all of us this year!.
Mrs. Karen Sanders

5th Grade Teacher

Started at King’s in 2016.
I have been an educator for over ten years. I love teaching and get excited when students succeed. I believe every student and child is a gift from God. My passions include spending time with God, family and friends. For me, establishing meaningful relationships and reaching people for Christ is what life is all about. I am thrilled to be at King’s Schools and look forward to all the wonderful things God has planned.
Mr. Jason Fredregill

K-8 PE Teacher

Middle School Chaplain

Started at King’s in 2016.
I have been married to my best friend for over 15 years and together we have two beautiful daughters and one hilarious son. I have been in full-time or part-time ministry for over 20 years and I currently serve as the youth pastor at Cornerstone Covenant Church in Palm Desert. I have a passion for helping young people fall in love with Jesus. When not at church or school, I love being involved in my kids’ lives by coaching whatever sport they’re playing. I love the beach, wakeboarding, Angels baseball, and a big bowl of ice cream.
Mrs. Elaine Roach

Computer & Art Teacher

Aftercare Director

Teacher’s Aide

Started at King’s in 2016.
It is a privilege to be part of such an amazing school.  Watching the children grow in their spiritual knowledge as well as being part of their daily lives brings me great pleasure.  As their computer and Art teacher, I get to bring out the creative and technical side of them and watch them blossom into confident students.  These years are fundamental for learning, and to be able help guide and direct the students in their faith and education is a blessing.
Mrs. Fernanda Diaz

Music & Spanish Teacher


Started at King’s in 2016.
I feel privileged, honored, and blessed to be part of the King’s family.
I am married to a wonderful man and have two beautiful daughters that are also privileged and blessed to be here at King’s Schools.
I have many years of teaching experience.  It is my passion to teach not only academics, but also teach about who Jesus is.
I pray that this school year all students will grow academically and especially spiritually.
Mrs. Stacy Shelton

Kindergarten Aide

Started at King’s in 2016.
I’m the mother of two beautiful children, Zoey and Zachary. I’m married to an amazing man. My family is my life. Jesus is my Savior. My purpose is to aide the children in their growth of education and faith.
 I’m truly blessed to be the teacher’s aide for Kindergarten. The children’s belief in God and thirst for knowledge at this age is fundamental for the rest of their lives. I’m privileged to be part of their academic and spiritual growth. I’m proud and grateful to be part of the King’s School’s family.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Mrs. Carrie Stevenson

1st Grade Aide

Returned to King’s in 2017.
It is a privilege for me to work here at King’s Schools. I am going into my tenth year as a K-3 Teacher’s Aide. I am married to my wonderful husband and we have three adult children who have attended King’s as well. I am blessed to share the love of Christ with your children throughout the year.
Mrs. Carissa Gutierrez

2nd Grade Aide

Started at King’s in 2014.
I feel so blessed to be working at King’s Schools. I love the opportunities I have to watch the children grow. Helping them see Jesus in everything they do is such a great experience.
Mrs. Amy Goodman

3rd Grade Aide

Started at King’s in 2018.
I am excited to be at King’s, serving the elementary. I’ve been apart of the King’s family for almost 10 years and I’ve worked in the Preschool for 5 years. I’ve been married to Chad Goodman for 10 wonderful years. We have 2 beautiful children! I’m looking forward to spending time helping, loving, praying with and encouraging the awesome children at King’s Schools.
Mrs. Marsi Dodge

4th Grade Aide

Started at King’s in 2014
I love the Lord wholeheartedly! I feel very blessed to be part of the King’s family. I love being around children and what a better way to teach them and show them who Jesus is than at school and on the playground. I love praying with the kids. Watching the kids grow in their faith is the best part.  I feel blessed to have my own children here at such a wonderful school.
Mrs. Kendra Lyneis

5th Grade Aide


Started at King’s in 2018.
What a blessing it is to be a part of the King’s Schools family.  I love connecting with these funny, smart, kind, emotional, and generous children of God.  I pray that the Lord lets me see each student as He sees them, uniquely and wonderfully made.
I am married to my high school crush, Craig Lyneis, and we have been together for over 30 year. We have 3 beautiful, smart, funny, and outgoing daughters that we cherish very much.