Our Message

Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Families,

Happy New Year and welcome back!

I hope each of you had a restful and meaningful time with your family and friends during the winter break. As educators we at The Universal American School are thankful for all opportunities to impact young lives. Our students are the reason we’re here. As they returned to school on Monday, the atmosphere was very positive, and excitement was in the air. As the second semester approaches, the teachers, other administrators, and I have one goal for our students, and we hope it closely matches yours. We want ALL of them to be successful and have an amazing second semester.


I believe through close and collegial partnership with the parents, students, and staff, we can build successful students, both academically and socially. In my opinion, regardless of our job titles, roles, or responsibilities, at the end of the day every person within our organization must work to make a positive impact on students’ lives. 


It’s been an amazing first semester, I look forward to an astounding second semester. Thank you for making The Universal American School your family’s school of choice.  I cannot wait see what the second half of the year has in store for us!



Charge on,


Ernest Espino Jr.


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