High school science teacher Greg Burns has been with Alpha Omega Academy for more than eight years. He holds a graduate degree from Penn State University and, in addition to teaching, operates a diversified crop and livestock farm with his family.
“My favorite times are when I help someone through an area that they are having difficulty with and they have a ‘eureka’ moment,” Burns said.
Prior to his time at Alpha Omega Academy, Burns was a staff member of Penn State Cooperative Extension for nearly 20 years. He also taught in public and private high schools for about 10 years.
Born and raised in Red Bank, New Jersey, Burns loves the outdoors. He jumps at any opportunity to hike, camp, fish, hunt, or work in the garden, and recently fulfilled a childhood dream of traveling to Alaska. Someday he would like to visit other places known for their natural beauty, such as Israel. Burns’ other interests include long distance running and classical music.
Though he loves teaching and farming, Burns said he would become a pastor if he were to choose a different career path. He has been on several mission trips to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and loves to preach. He also conducts church services at the county jail and local nursing home, in addition to churches upon request.
If he could choose anyone in the world to meet, Burns would pick either William Wilberforce or the prophet David.
“They both remained firm in their faith and convictions despite the tide of secularism and sin against them,” Burns said.