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May 28, 2024

Faculty Recognized at Recent Prize Assembly

Several faculty members were recognized for their service to the school at the recent Prize Assembly.


THE ROBERT B. SWAIN III MEMORIAL AWARD honors that continuing teacher in their first five years of teaching at Kingswood Oxford, and their first ten years of teaching overall, who best exemplifies Bobby Swain’s outstanding attributes as a student and teacher: a serious, self–disciplined approach to learning and a sense of humor—a combination that enabled him to inspire in others a spirit of cooperation which made scholarly disciplines a pursuit both joyous and rewarding.

 Graham Hegeman



The Collins family—Kim ’75, Wylie ’79, Tris ’81 and Jed ’88 along with their parents, Nancy and Allen—established this award for excellence in teaching named originally for Charles W. Collins, Mr. Collins’ father. Charles Collins spent fifty years as a teacher, coach and administrator in the Everett, MA public school system.

 Stacey Tomkiel


THE JOSEPH AND JO-ANNE ALISSI COACHING AWARD honors that returning coach who best exemplifies Joseph and Jo-anne Alissi’s outstanding contributions to Kingswood Oxford, especially their sportsmanship, professionalism, enthusiasm, dedication and the positive impact they had on every athlete and student they encountered.

 Kata Baker


THE DENNIS J. SULLIVAN MENSCH AWARD established in 2023 by his wife, Rachel Ivker, and his children Emily ‘12 and Ben ‘16, honors a faculty member who represents the meaning of the Yiddish word: one who possesses the qualities we hope for in a colleague and a teacher: integrity, reliability, and a sense of responsibility and goodness. This award will be given annually for 16 years, the amount of time Dennis served at KO, from May 2024 through 2039. 

 Carolyn McKee


THE CLASS OF 1962 FACULTY AWARD is a two-year award presented biannually to a faculty member who has demonstrated commitment to scholarship and to contributions made to the life of the school and its students. The Class of 1962 created the fund and award to honor their 60th Reunion as well as for the many faculty who shaped their experience. 

 Trish Watson

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