Pat Grills is a graduate of Furman University with a B.A. and an M.A. He 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 a 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 was chosen Continuing Education Teacher of the Year for the state of South Carolina through Furman University where he taught for 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 him and his wife on a three week excursion to London, Paris, Florence, and Rome!