Hello Educators! My name is Runda Alamour and I live in the beautiful Swannanoa Valley in Western North Carolina. Valley Sunrise Inspirations is a TPT store dedicated to creating and sharing quality resources for your classroom with a focus on ELA and building classroom community.
I am a passionate and dedicated educator with the drive to inspire students to become their best selves. I believe in facilitating a classroom environment for my students that is inclusive, culturally relevant, and accessible. I always try my best to ensure that students feel safe, respected, and valued. My teaching practice is creative, flexible, engaging, and compassionate.
I consider myself to be an education advocate and leader. I believe that teachers have a vital role in maintaining access to a quality education for their students, as well as a role in shaping how educators and the field of education grow on local, state, and national levels.
Outstanding State Student Leader (National Education Association)
2015 Newman Civic Fellow (Campus Compact)
Jack Kinnaman Scholar (National Education Association-- Retired Division)
Mary Morrows-Edna Richards Scholar (North Carolina Association of Educators)
Jeff Rackham Award for Outstanding Teaching (UNC Asheville)
Distinction as a University Scholar (UNC Asheville)
Shout out to the amazing public schools that influenced me to pursue a career in Education:
First Flight Middle School
First Flight High School
Asheville High School
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
and now I'm back at Asheville High as an English IV teacher!
Follow me on Twitter @rundaalamour