May 24, 2023
Three Teachers Awarded at Prize Assembly
Three teachers were given recognition for their talent and service at the Prize Assembly held on May 23.
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.
THE COLLINS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
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.
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.