Our Message

Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Elementary School Families:

The past month has presented hardships that none of us could have predicted or imagined. I am humbled and grateful for how we have all worked together, overcoming difficulties and barriers, to serve our students so that they continue to learn and grow.

Adapting to a new environment is never easy, and I am sensitive to the many changes that have been required of our parents, our staff and our children. I have been visiting the virtual classrooms your children are now learning in. Being a part of these provides an invaluable snapshot into the challenges of virtual instruction as well as learning from home. Despite the challenges; students, teachers, and parents have risen to the occasion and you all have set the expectations for virtual learning extremely high.Truly an exemplar to follow. Congratulations, I commend you for all of your efforts and successes as we overcome these challenging times.

Today we officially wrap up the 2019-2020 school year and despite the current situation we have a lot of academic accomplishments to celebrate. The UAS Elementary School certainly reflects a community of students, parents and staff working together to help our students achieve by providing a quality educational program.

On behalf of the Elementary Staff, I want to thank our parents for the tremendous support and involvement to our students throughout this school year. It is through the collective efforts of our entire community that make UAS a great place to be! I would also like to thank our staff for all of their hard work and dedication. I am truly fortunate to be able to work with such a professional and caring group of people. Finally, I’d like to thank our students for working so hard this year to make our school the best that it can be. I am proud of ALL of you, job well done!

I am so pleased of everything we have accomplished together this year and I look forward to celebrating even greater successes in the 2020-2021 academic year. Over the next several months please stay informed by visiting our website and our Instagram profile.We look forward to seeing everyone in September.

Best wishes for a happy summer holiday,

Ernest Espino,

UAS Elementary School Principal

Vice Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Families,

I am pleased to serve as the Vice Principal of the Universal American Elementary School for the fourth year.  I started as a teacher here at the Middle School level in 2014.  This experience allows me to assist in the transition of our fourth grade students moving up to fifth grade.  I am currently working towards obtaining my Doctoral Degree in Advanced Educational Leadership. I have earned my Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership at Regent University and my Bachelor of Education Degree with a major in Elementary Education from Baker College. I am originally from Detroit, Michigan but I lived in Woodbridge, Virginia for some time before relocating to Kuwait. I am a proud mom of two beautiful daughters ages 23 and 27.  

My main responsibility as your Vice Principal is to ensure that our students are making good choices throughout the school day and that they are in attendance each day. Adhering to these two guidelines will ensure that our students are successful.  You can help us by making sure that your child comes to school on time each day, with a balanced and healthy lunch.  Please be sure to check your child’s communication logs/planners and Plus Portal for important information from teachers. Also be sure to sit with your child and read the Student/Parent Handbook.  My door is always open for any questions or concerns that you may have.  I look forward to working with you to ensure that all of our students are successful, nurtured, and supported.      


April Weems

Vice Principal