Sarah Swiger served Winchester many years as a School Committee member, community activist and education advocate. Her work was recognized across Massachusetts, her death in 2014 is a loss that is still keenly felt by her family, colleagues and educators. WFEE is proud to honor Sarah with the annual presentation of the Sarah Swiger Award.
Sarah Swiger, Winchester Educator
WFEE is proud to announce that
WHS Guidance counselor
is the recipient of
the 2019 Sarah Swiger Award.
"Ms. Roberts is one of our most respected and beloved faculty members. You couldn't have a more dedicated and talented guidance counselor, or a better representative of the school community."
Numerous colleagues told us that Jaimie is a person able to balance the needs of parents, students and fellow educators, always working to keep the needs of the student at the forefront.
"When I heard I got this award, I was in shock and completely stunned, honored that I got this nomination from my peers. I can't possibly express my gratitude and admiration for every one of the faculty members of WHS." Jaime Roberts
Her collaborative and caring approach makes her the perfect recipient of the Swiger Award. The Swiger Award was instituted in memory of long time school committee member, early supporter of WFEE and community activist Sarah Swiger. It is given annually to an educator who embodies a commitment to all students, an understanding of the needs of the whole child and devotion to community service.
The 2016 recipient of the award was WHS educator and coach John Fleming; Karen Fagan, French teacher at McCall Middle School, was the 2017 award recipient. In 2018 WFEE bestowed the award on Andrea Phelen, Ambrose Elementary School Principal.
The Swiger Award comes with a $1,500.00 grant to be used by the recipient for professional development, programming at his or her school or for a classroom project.