Arts education in South Carolina owes a lot to Rose Myers. We note with sadness yesterday’s news of her passing down in the Lowcountry she improved with her vision and drive. Myers was 84 and passed from complications caused by vascular dementia.
From the Post & Courier:
Myers spearheaded the creation of both Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary and Charleston County School of the Arts, two schools that have repeatedly earned state and national recognition for their success blending traditional academics with art education.
S.C. Arts Commission Executive Director David Platts reflected on her life and his introduction to her.
“I met her 20 years ago as a young administrator and remember thinking I had just met an arts rock star. She was an amazing, won’t-take-no-for-an-answer educator, and her reach in this state was broad and deep. What a legacy she leaves!”
Source: The Hub.