Our Message

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a safe summer.

Although we will begin the year much as we finished last year, I am excited about the advances that UAS teachers have made over the summer.

Middle School teachers worked hard to provide as thorough a learning experience as possible during the second semester of last year given the fact that we were thrust into a very different environment literally overnight.

Since then, we have learned a great deal from their our experiences and from the experiences of other teachers around the world who found themselves facing similar hurdles.

The educational world turned its attention to eLearning over the past several month, and the teachers at UAS have both contributed to, and learned from, that wealth of knowledge through extensive professional development opportunities, books and webinars.

UAS teachers are ready to meet the challenges of online learning with more live lessons and personalized interaction. UAS staff have been hard at work guaranteeing the health and safety of  the entire UAS family.

It is my sincere hope that we can move through the phases of Learning Delivery outlined in Mrs. AlGhanim’s letter dated August 9.

In the meantime, the UAS administration, teachers, counselors and support staff are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and thorough delivery of the same rigorous educational standards you have come to expect, and which students deserve, within a safe and secure environment.

We are ready to go for the 2020-21 school year!

Charles Lester
Middle School Principal

Universal American School. 



Vice Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Middle School,

I would like to welcome students, parents, teachers, and staff as we start the 2020-2021 academic school year.  It gives me great pleasure to continue being part of UAS’ wonderful team in a new role this year. I have taught Science at UAS for the past 10 years. This year, I am the Vice Principal of Middle School. 


Unfortunately, due to the challenges of COVID-19, I cannot welcome our dear students in person as I had wished but I have no doubt in my mind that together we will be able to build a strong foundation to provide the best support for all our students.  Our staff and teachers are dedicated to providing all the support to our students and parents to ensure the academic growth of all.  I am also here to provide you with extra support whenever needed.  I welcome you to email, call or even request a Zoom meeting with me to be able to provide the help needed for our students.

I wish you all a successful year.


Stay Safe,

Asil Addasi

Vice Principal