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Ambassador with Spitlers, Sarin and students

US Ambassador Visits Our Students

On November 4, U.S. Ambassadar William Heidt delighted our students and staff with a visit to Spitler School. He was welcomed by our school founders, Danny and Pam Spitler, and our Executive Director, Chea Sarin. Ambassador Heidt toured the Spitler School campus and spent time with some of our previous graduates – now in 12th grade. Ambassador Heidt listened to their stories, ideas and hopes for the future. He offered advice and much of the time was filled with smiles and laughter. He presented the school with a kind gift – a book about the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

This visit alone was a special gift to all of us. Thank you Ambassador Heidt! Together, we move forward in taking action towards a better future for Cambodia.

Ambassador Heidt visiting Spitler School

Ambassador Heidt talking with our graduates

Ambassadar Heidt and Spitler School students, staff and founders

Sarin, Danny and Pam with the gift from Ambassador Heidt

10-Year Anniversary!

The 10-year anniversary of Spitler School was celebrated in 3 days of exciting events. November 2 included the opening ceremonies with important guest speakers, congratulations for distinguished teachers, a student band and traditional Khmer dancing, and finally distributing bicycles for our 85 6th grade graduates. The evening included a celebration party for the 6th grade graduates.

2_band_DSC_0066 Distinguished guests and speakers at the ceremony Teachers receiving recognition certificates

November 3 was a day bustling with activities – a sports camp from Tracy Evans and her team (Kid Play International), kid’s craft time with Christie Pink and an evening thank you dinner for the teachers and their families. November 4 was a special day when Spitler School was honored with a visit from U.S. Ambassador Heidt. Some of our past graduates, now in 12th grade, were delighted to share their time with him, talking about their life, education and future.

Students create thank you cards for donors Teachers enjoying their dinner celebration Tracy Evans team gift the children with sports equipment

Ambassadar William Heidt visits Spitler School

2015 US Ambassador visit

2014 Visit from US Ambassador

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Ambassador Todd with Spitler School Executive Director, Chea Sarin.
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Irvin Spitler, father of the Spitler School founders, was in Cambodia during Ambassador Todd’s visit. Mr. Spitler was responsible for funding the first brick and mortar building on the Spitler School campus.
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US Ambassador, William Todd enjoys visiting with students and staff at Spitler School.

Spitler School was pleased and honored to host a visit from the Honorable William Todd, United States Ambassador to Cambodia.   Ambassador Todd met with our Executive Director, Chea Sarin, as well as teachers and students at the school.  He also met with Irvin Spitler, the father of school founders, Danny and Pam Spitler.

We appreciate Spitler School’s Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Galliher, for her efforts to arrange and coordinate this visit with the ambassador’s staff.