In Memoriam: Elizabeth Grimes Droessler

Elizabeth Droessler, a long-time teacher of arts education at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, died earlier this month.

Dr. Droessler began teaching at Meredith College in 2005 and taught through the spring 2002 semester. She taught social studies methods and arts integration for elementary teachers and in the curriculum and instructional specialist program. Earlier, Dr. Droessler served for more than 30 years as senior administrator for the arts for the Wake County School System.

Jennifer Olson, a professor of education at Meredith College, said that “she built lasting relationships with the students and mentored them beyond the campus, into their classrooms and schools. Her involvement in our summer programs for young girls (integrating the arts with science and math) through teaching our graduate students (in a methods course for social studies and the arts), has transformed the way we teach and support our teacher candidates. We truly value everything she has done, even driving the Meredith bus to pick up students who attended our summer camps. Her dedication to providing arts experiences to all ages through education is extraordinary.”

Dr. Droessler held a bachelor’s degree in dance education and a masterʼs degree in theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned an educational doctorate through Walden University.

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