Meet a Fabulous Foundations Teacher!

MyQuella Chambers first came to Foundations in August of 2014 as an After-School Care teacher. She believes that her coming here was God-ordained and sent. Having grown up in Fairfield, she loves the sense of community and the focus on family, neighbors and recreation. She attended Restoration Academy, and in 2013, she graduated Lawson State with a BS degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.

In her second year at Foundations, MyQuella became a 3K teacher in the fall of 2015 and began teaching 4K in 2016. She loves teaching at Foundations because she is able to
teach her students the academics they need and about Christ and His gospel. She believes that both are foundational in order to succeed in life.
Growing up, MyQuella had some “awesome teachers” and some “not so awesome teachers,” and unfortunately, some of the negative words and influences of the less-than-stellar teachers stayed with her. But God… Knowing who she was in Christ, she didn’t let the shame and condemnation deter her. She was determined to “be the change” she wanted to be…to be an overcomer and now an excellent teacher, encourager and role model. She says, “To see the kids have an ‘ah-ha’ moment in our classroom, I feel good about what I’m doing.” Always the encourager, one of her favorite quotes is “Teamwork makes a dream work.” (A Chambers original by the way.)
The social/emotional challenges with her students help them all to grow. MyQuella says, “to not be able to fix a problem for a student is hard, but it’s so rewarding to teach and redirect them on how to handle problems as they arise in a Christ-like manner.” In her quiet and affirming way, she emphasizes the importance of the students understanding the reasoning of why and why not, not just because. “The children have to find their way to the solution for themselves,” she says. Thanks for your grace, servant heart and wisdom!
MyQuella is inspired daily by her precious two-year-old daughter, Makhenzi. “My daughter holds me accountable and pushes me to be great,” she says. Always leaning on the Lord’s word for guidance and inspiration, her favorite verses are:
  • “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proberbs 22:6
  • “Fathers do not provoke your children’s anger, but bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4