Pat Grills is a graduate of Furman University with a B.A. and an M.A. He has taught art and art history for Greenville County Schools for 42 years, the last 33 years at Riverside High School in Greer.
He’s been finalist for District Teacher of the Year three times, and was the first runner-up to the Greenville County Teacher of the Year for 2007-08. He has been chosen Continuing Education Teacher of the year for the state of South Carolina through Furman University where he has taught for the last 37 years.
He is an award winning artist, educator, juror, lecturer, historian, musical performer, storyteller, and Chautauqua actor. In 2010 Pat’s students, former students, friends, and family sent Pat and Cathy on a three week excursion to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome! He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Cathy.