Grant Sunne is a math teacher for middle and high school grades. His role includes grading homework; helping students via chat, phone, and email; updating curriculum; and teaching lessons. Describing himself as caring and hardworking, Sunne loves helping students reach the “aha” moment in math lessons when they figure out a difficult concept. He also enjoys getting to know his students on a personal level outside class time.
Sunne comes to Alpha Omega Academy from a teaching position in a small public school in the Midwest where he taught math for 6th -12th grade and coached football and basketball. In this setting, he learned much about managing his time and building relationships with students. Following his mom’s profession as a teacher, Sunne said when he was younger teaching seemed to be a career he wouldn’t want to do, but as he grew older he felt drawn toward tutoring younger students and helping fellow students, which led to his choice to be a teacher.
Sunne’s hobbies include watching and playing sports with his wife and three girls. He also likes reading, exercising, watching movies, and playing video games when he has time. If he could pursue a different career, he says that learning video game programming would be interesting as it involves coming up with better more innovative ideas. His role models are Jesus Christ and both of his parents who provided him with great examples of how to live his life. His favorite food is chicken and his favorite movie is Gladiator. Sunne says his favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
“Carpe diem” is the motto of Sunne’s life, and he says he wouldn’t do over anything in his life because it’s all according to God’s plan. If he could visit anywhere, he would go to Italy and hopes to go someday. Sunne says he’d like to be remembered as someone others could count on and was always there for them. He says the accomplishment he is most proud of is marrying his best friend and supporting her as they raise their daughters.