Elizabeth Grimes-Droessler

Elizabeth Grimes-Droessler

Adjunct, Art and Education

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Liz Droessler is an adjunct faculty member teaching both undergraduate and graduate education courses.  With an emphasis on Higher Education and Adult Learning, Droessler completed her Doctorate from Walden University where her dissertation focused on Literacy in the Middle School Arts Classroom.  She teaches Arts Integration in the Elementary Classroom to prepare K-6 preservice teachers to meet the needs of various learners by incorporating dance, theatre, visual art, and music.  She also teaches Social Studies through the Arts – a graduate level course to support arts integration by MAT/M.Ed. students.  Additionally, she supervises student teachers and graduate students working towards licensure in Curriculum and Instruction.

Droessler served the Wake County Public School System for 34 years.  Originally a dance and theatre teacher at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, she moved into central office to provide leadership for over 500 arts educators.  Since her retirement from the school system in 2016, Liz has served as an educational consultant for school systems all over the country who are embracing Arts Integration as a primary tool to promote enhanced student achievement.  Her current research focuses on assessment through the arts.

Academic Credentials

Ed.D. in Higher Education, Adult Learning; Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Curriculum Instructional Specialist; NC State University, Raleigh NC

M.Ed. in Theatre Education, Licensure; UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

B.S. in Dance Education, Licensure; UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC


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