As a community volunteer, Pamela Bump spends as much of that time as possible with “Anything involving youth,” and describes that time as incredible, outstanding, and awesome! Ms. Bump has the opportunity to do just that as a volunteer at Hallsville Independent School District and Alleyfest. ArtsView Children’s Theatre also benefits from her dedication to children as she has been involved with ArtsView for more than six years, first as a volunteer and now as the education director.
Although Alleyfest is behind us and school is out for the summer, Ms. Bump is as busy as ever at ArtsView.
“Lots going on at ArtsView…providing culture, fun and growth to our community, and touching so many lives. ArtsView’s mission is ‘changing lives through education, outreach, and the performing arts,’ and I have the privilege of seeing that happen every single day,” Ms. Bump said.
Ms. Bump was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and has lived in Longview 23 years. She graduated from Harrah High School in Harrah, Oklahoma, and earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from East Texas State University, now part of the Texas A&M system. Ms. Bump has four children, Shannon, 20, Forrest, 19, Caroline, 17, and Elijah, 13. The family attends Fellowship Bible Church, where Ms. Bump serves as the Kinderville teacher with the four- and five-year-old class.
“Longview is a wonderful place to live…beautiful in so many ways! I absolutely love the piney woods. Yet, the most incredible resource of Longview has to be her people. I am honored and so very grateful to live among such serving individuals…they are truly fine examples and my heroes,” Ms. Bump said. “It is in serving that one finds a sense of belonging, confidence, and contentment.”