Our Message

Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Parents and Families,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year.  I am very excited to serve all of you in my second year as your elementary principal. Last school year was a year full of learning, collaborative team work and implementing programs and initiatives to support student learning and success.  I am looking forward to building on the work completed last year in providing continued opportunities for students to grow academically, socially and emotionally. This year our dedicated staff will continue to work in learning teams to ensure we are assessing student learning and growth and addressing learning needs through the curriculum standards and programs in the classroom. We welcome parents to work as partners with us, on this learning journey for your child. Working together will ensure great success for all our students.


                As part of our work together with parents and the community, please know that the elementary administrative team is there to address any concerns you may have or provide any information you may need.  With this in mind our first opportunity to meet as a school community will be on the evening of Monday, September 17th in the school auditorium. On behalf of the Elementary School team, we look forward to welcoming our UAS families back to school.


Ms. Mary Ellen Kelly

Elementary School Principal

Vice Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2018/2019 academic year!  I am pleased to serve as the Vice Principal of the Universal American Elementary School for the third 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 Leadership. I have earned my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Regent University and my Bachelor’s 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 22 and 26.  


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 healthy lunch.  Please be sure to check your child’s communication logs/planners 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