The H. William Evans Faculty Award

Brad Bates words about Erin Bouton, the recipient of the 2014  H. William Evans Faculty Award: "Over the last few years at Dublin we have had many discussions at Dublin School about the growth mindset. The belief that people can grow by focusing on effort and process rather than by simply targeting performance and results. In my twenty three years in schools I have encountered few people who are as committed to their own growth as much as Erin Bouton has been over the last six years. Ms. Bouton has emerged as a leader on our faculty and led us with truth and courage through our recent 10 year reaccreditation process. In the depths of winter when our spirits are low, rather than complaining, she will find something wonderful going on in the community and share it with everyone—lifting us up in the process and reminding us about how fortunate we are to live in this special community. Ms. Bouton’s students describe her as highly organized, contagiously happy, flexible in her work with them, and passionate about history. As one student told me, she could talk for days on a single topic and we would listen. From her work with community service, to her work with the Monadnock girls, to her mentoring of a young Mr. Adams, to her tennis coaching, to her beloved advisee group, Ms. Bouton’s approach reflects her understanding of how communities work. In short, Ms. Bouton has made Dublin School a better place to work, learn, play and live. Congratulations Ms. Bouton on receiving the 2014 Evans Award."