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Sarah Swiger Award

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. Each year WFEE recognizes one or more educators who personify Sarah's focus on the whole child. 

The Swiger Award goes to an educator who is both an excellent teacher and wise mentor.

Sarah Swiger

Winchester Educator

In 2024 WFEE has recognized two educators: Ipshita Chakladar from Winchester High School and Lynn Vozzella, the Director of Nursing for WPS.


"Lynn's dedication to WPS and the Nursing department is boundless. She is a beacon in all the schools and the community. Lynn seems to make time for everything and does it seamlessly." -Debbie Provanzano

"Ipshita is an outstanding educator in every sense of the word. She is always going above and beyond, organizing staff and students alike, making sure that the Winchester School system is an amazing place to work and learn - she makes us shine!" -Tracy Troiano

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