An independent school English teacher for more than 30 years, John Bouton has taught at Proctor since 2018. Recognized by the Class of 2022 with the Renaissance Teacher Award for "going above and beyond to make the experiences of students at Proctor more meaningful through their encouragement and support," JB emphasizes personal growth, reflection, and real-world application of the texts that he and his students encounter together. Serving as the Assistant Dean for Day Students, John also coaches JV Girls' Soccer and Boys' Varsity Tennis. With two daughters out of college, he and his wife Carrie make their home in New London. His outside interests include sailing, playing guitar, and researching and writing about the works of Donald Hall and EB White, the subjects of his (still unfinished) doctoral dissertation.