Meet Our MIddle School Staff


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. Stacie Young-Anderson/Middle School English Teacher

Started at King’s in 1999. I have a BA and master’s degree and have been teaching since 1985. I love being in the classroom and seeing students learn together. My own kids came through King’s – we love this place!

Mrs. Carol Westergard/Middle School History Teacher

Started at King’s in 1996. With 20 plus years of experience in education, I am thrilled to have spent most of them at King’s Schools . My passion runs deep and wide as we experience the world our Master created. Embracing critical thinking and hands on learning in all that we study historically. It is a privilege to have the freedom to intertwine His story with history.

Mrs. Javada Chambliss/Middle School Science Teacher

Started at King’s in 2014. I am blessed to be here to help educate children and watch them grow both academically and spiritually. It is such an honor to be here with such wonderful staff and students.

Mrs. Lauren Rhemrev-Field/Middle School Math Teacher

Started at King’s in 2018 Hi, I’m Mrs. Rhemrev-Field! 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!

Mr. Joe Pampena/I.T. Director

Started at King’s in 2011. Being part of the staff at King’s and helping keep the school beautiful has been a wonderful experience. I have always felt welcome and everyone has been so great to work with. Everything we do is to create the best possible learning environment for our students. I love it here!

Mrs. Kim Nickell/Administrative Assistant / Athletic Director / Middle School Aide

Started at King’s in 1998. I have been working at King’s Schools for over 20 years. I have three children who have all gone through King’s Schools. I love this place and am BLESSED to be part of the King’s Family.

Mr. Hunter Yarnell/PE Teacher

Started at King’s in 2019. Hello, I am Mr. Yarnell! I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before pursuing my degree at California Baptist University, where I received a B.A. in History with minors in Christian Studies and Humanities. Along the way, I took part in many athletic activities both competitive and recreational. At college, I also met my amazing wife who grew up here, and is now working with the King’s Schools Preschool team. Although this is my first year in a classroom, I have spent much time volunteering as a coach and Sunday school teacher. I feel truly blessed to start teaching at such an excellent school.