Superintendent’s Message

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back to an exciting new school year at the Universal American School.  I know that each and every professional and support staff is looking forward to the arrival of your students in the very near future. We are committed and dedicated to providing each and every student an excellent learning environment where your student will thrive and be challenged. We are also committed to work in partnership with you when challenges occur that get in the way of your student’s success.

The Universal American School is undergoing an educational transformation that will better prepare our students for a global world. Our teaching and learning practices are evolving to align with best practices and research. To ensure that we achieve our transformational goals, we have developed a Strategic Plan. The objectives outlined in this Strategic Plan will focus on staff development, school technology, staff retention as well as teaching and learning. The plan extends from 2018-2023.

As your new Superintendent I look forward to this year with enthusiasm and anticipation. Please stop by to introduce yourself and your family to me upon you visit to the school. My door is always open!




JoAn F. Canning, Superintendent M.A., CAS