Celebrating creativity and contribution

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Westside School is fortunate to have many talented, passionate, creative, and engaged faculty and staff. Today, we’re highlighting (and hearing from) someone who has made a tremendous impact in several key areas of our community. Sue Boyum, our Performing Arts Department Chair, Instructor and Middle School Advisor, shares what has brought her joy and what’s next.

Creative life

The greatest joy for me is watching kids discover and develop their skills and confidence that come from learning and preparing for a performance. It’s all about growth and celebrating that growth. I love teaching in a  growth-centered environment. 


Sue’s many gifts and contributions have been invaluable to Westside School’s Performing Arts department, but she has also played a pivitol role in helping to design the first Westside School Graduation ceremonies beginning in 2014. Without her creativity and vision, it would not have become one of the most special events in our graduating eighth grade students’ experience at Westside. She has also been a very valuable member of the Middle School Advisory program, and impacted many lives with her wonderful disposition.

Some see a seed

Westside School will not be the same without Sue, but we are very grateful for her talent, dedication, thoughtfulness, and spirit. After the academic year concludes, Sue and her husband Brian will begin the next chapter of their life in the sun and warmth of Summerlin, NV where Sue will be teaching in the Middle School at Alexander Dawson School at Rainbow Mountain. Congratulations and best wishes, Sue!