Meet Our Preschool Staff

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Mr. Don DeLair/Headmaster

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.
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Mrs. Sheila Martin/Preschool Director

Started at King’s Preschool in 2009 I love working at King’s because it is a happy and peaceful place to be. It is an exceptional environment in which to pour out love and learning into the lives of children! It is truly a wonderful family to be a part of! I have had the privilege of being the Director here at King’s Preschool since January 2009. My prior experience includes teaching pre-kindergarten for 4 1/2 years and homeschooling my own children for 4 years.
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Erika Herrera/Preschool Assistant

Started at King’s Preschool in 2016. Having over 6+ years of teaching experience in the secular world, I can say I am truly blessed to be working at a school where God and prayer is not only allowed, but essential. Being able to implement God into my curriculum and watching children grow academically, socially and spiritually is nothing short of witnessing a daily miracle. I am so excited to see how God uses me to help teach my students His word and His love at King’s School.
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Elisa Munoz/Purple Room (Pre-K)

Started at King’s Preschool in 2003. God has blessed me with the gift of teaching. I love teaching young children and seeing them grow socially, academically and spiritually. I am blessed to be able to teach them from God’s Word and help them to experience His love!
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Lorie Morelos/Purple Room (Pre-K)

Started at King’s Preschool in 2004. I have enjoyed many years in early childhood education. In building a foundation for learning and growing, it is vital to teach children about God’s Word and how much He loves us. It has been such a pleasure to work here at King’s and to be a part of a unique team of educators in the early development of children.
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Erin Taylor/Blue Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2018. I have been teaching for 13 years. I am originally from Orange County. I worked at Mission Viejo Christian Preschool for 13 years. I moved out to the valley in 2015. I am very blessed to have found King’s Schools. I feel this is where I am called to be. Teaching children is my passion and helping them to grow and learn more about God! Looking forward to a great school year at King’s!
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Savana Yarnell/Blue Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2019. Hello my name is Savana Yarnell and this is my first year at King’s Schools. I recently graduated from California Baptist University with my bachelors in early childhood education and have worked with children for 5 years now. I also got married this past June to Hunter Yarnell who teaches middle school here. I am so excited to be part of the King’s Schools team and join together with you all to provide your children with an excellent education.
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Stephanie Hernandez/Red Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2018. I’m extremely blessed and grateful to be a part of the Kings family. God has been teaching me to trust Him in His perfect timing and plans for me, which is why I know teaching is my calling. I am currently still attending school for my bachelors in early childhood education. Working with children has always been a strong passion of mine! I love getting messy in the classroom, laughing, and being silly with the children all while discovering things together along the way. Im overjoyed and humbled to be able to share the love of Christ with the students in our classroom.
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Vanessa Gelesko/Red Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2018. I have a bachelors degree in Child and Family Development from San Diego State University. I have been working in Early Childhood Education since 2009. I enjoy every aspect of teaching and have realized in my years that they can teach us just as much as we teach them. This is one of my favorite things about teaching. I am so blessed and grateful to be a part of the King’s Schools family. I believe at King’s it is a wonderful spot for your child to begin their education both academically and emotionally. This is a great team with incredible passion for each individual child. I feel very proud and lucky to be part of such a great group of teachers.”
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Shelli LoCicero-Escobedo/Orange Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2016. I have over 10 years of experience working with children. I am so blessed to be part of the King’s family and to have the opportunity to educate these young children through the love of God. It is so rewarding to watch my students reach new developmental milestones. I am grateful to do what I am passionate about and for the love the children pour into my heart everyday.
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Natasha Manning/Orange Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2019 I received my BA in Public Relations and later learned that my heart has been called to work with kids. I have had the pleasure of working with preschool children for 4 years. Now I have the honor of working alongside faith based teachers and can teach the word of God. I am so blessed that I am now a part of King’s Schools.
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Kristin Jimenez/Green Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2017. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. It is my desiere to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can learn, grow, and explore the world around them. I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to share God’s love and to be a part of the King’s Schools family.
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Marlisa Hughes/Green Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2018. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 I am very blessed to be a part of the King’s Schools family and to serve alongside my brothers and sisters in the Lord as we fulfill our God given mission to teach and minister to the children and families. It is my passion to follow Christ and teach according to the gifts and talents He has giiven me.
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Sarah DaCosta/Yellow Room

Started at King’s Preschool in 2018. I have an A.S. in Early Childhood Education and have worked with children for about 7 years in an educational setting. I have worked and substituted at various schools throughout the Coachella Valley however I instantly knew that King’s was the school for me. I love being able to teach young children not only about academics, but also about the Bible and God’s love.