Ian Evans, who majored in English at Rutgers, was named Somerset County Teacher of the Year. Evans' teaching is influenced by his time at Rutgers. He helped institute the Writer's House Club at Hillsborough Middle School (HMS). The club is modeled after the Creative Writing program in the English Department. "No matter where you are, my goal is to help you get to where you want to be and show you the potential in yourself," Evans told Centraljersey.com. "I think of reading and writing as being very much like 'How can we help you communicate the amazing stories you have with the world outside of you?'"