Phone: (907) 835-4767


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. in Education with Social Studies Focus Alaska Teaching Certificate: 7-12 Social Studies

Mr. Kent Runion

I am from Sycamore Ohio, a small farming town in the Northwest part of the state. That’s where I was living when I decided to make the big move to Alaska eight years ago. I was looking for something new and Nome, Alaska would be that place. I have taught at Nome-Beltz High School since I came to Alaska. At Nome-Beltz, I have taught almost all of the social studies: Alaska Studies, Geography, Economics, Government, World Studies, and Current Events.


In my personal time, I like to be outdoors and enjoy hiking and kayaking. I am looking forward to all the new outdoor adventures that Valdez has to offer. If I am not outside, I am probably reading or watching sports (football and baseball are my favorites) and having some quiet time.