Mrs. Tammy Gough

Primary Teacher

This year is Tammy Gough’s 6th year working as a teacher at Issachar Christian Academy. She has been blessed to see the growth and changes that God has orchestrated in this school which He is clearly using for His own purposes and glory.

Tammy has been privileged to be raised in a home where God was honoured and revered and chose to follow Him at ten years old. Since then, her journey has included: starting and leading her high school Christian Fellowship, Leading the Nipissing/Canadore Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and adventuring off to Florida to work at House of Hope (a home for troubled teens). Amazingly, she met her husband Stan there and he was also from North Bay. Together they are now raising two beautiful daughters.

Tammy loves reading, writing, hiking, running, gardening and other outdoor activities. She has a huge list of interests she is hoping to pursue one day, but for now she enjoys sharing time with her daughters and supporting them as they grow into young women. Tammy has taught in various capacities for approximately 16 years in grades JK-8 and has qualifications in Special Education.

Tammy says she loves the positive environment at Issachar and the emphasis on prayer and building each other up. “Everyone is valuable and there is a strong sense that as teachers we are participating in laying foundations for future leaders in the Church. We seek to be role models of the unity, love and servanthood that belongs to the body of Christ. My personal goal for my each of my students is for them to form a meaningful relationship with Christ that is reflected by their lives including the pursuit of excellence in all they do as a form of worship. Colossians 3:12-17 sums it up nicely: Colossians 3:12-17

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. New King James Version (NKJV)

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