Our Message

Principal’s Message

           As Elementary Principal my mission is to always put students first. I am excited and pleased to be working with a strong team of leaders and educators that are also passionate and committed to providing the best programs and research based practices to support our students in all areas of their learning and development. As a new member of the UAS learning community, I look forward to learning and working collaboratively with the elementary team to continue the proud tradition of excellence at UAS.

As educators we are very fortunate to be part of your child’s formative years of growth and development. On a daily basis our lives are enriched by the learning and experiences we share together. Their questions, concerns, joyfulness, adventures, wonderings and their challenges make up the fabric of our days and remind us all of how fortunate we are to be involved in the shaping of the leaders of tomorrow.

I look forward to meeting you all,

Mary Ellen Kelly,

Elementary School Principal

Universal American School, Kuwait

Vice Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Parents and Students,

Welcome to the 2017/2018 academic year!  I am pleased to serve as the Vice Principal of the Universal American Elementary School for another year.

 As many of you know, 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 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 21 and 25.  

Please be sure to check your students’ communication logs/planners for important information from teachers. I look forward to working with you to ensure that all of our students are successful, nurtured, and supported.

April Weems

Elementary Vice Principal