Our Message

Principal’s Message

Dear Elementary School Families,

Welcome to all new and returning families. We are excited and look forward to a great year at the Universal American School and cannot wait to have our students physically with us on campus. I am Dr. Paula Gordon and the Elementary Principal at UAS. I have been a School Leader both in the United States and Internationally and have been an educator for 25 years.

A brief introduction. I grew up in New York City. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree from Howard University. I earned my PhD in Education Policy from Rutgers University. I began my journey in education as a teacher and have been in School Leadership in the United States, Venezuela and South Africa.

We are thrilled to have our teachers and students back in person. Our teachers are eagerly awaiting our students and will work to make this year the best experience for our students. While this year will be unique and remarkable, it will also come with it’s challenges. We ask for your patience and grace as we navigate this year and ensure that all our students are supported in their social, emotional and academic growth.  

I encourage parents and students to visit our school website regularly for current news and updates.

I look forward to working in partnership with you and making this a successful year!


Dr. Paula Gordon

Elementary School Principal
Universal American School

Vice Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Families,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 academic school year!  I am thrilled to be the new Vice Principal.  I have a total of 26 years of experience, with 24 of them being in elementary.  This will be my third year at UAS. I am joining elementary after two years of teaching 8th grade language arts in the middle school. It is exciting to think about the students and teachers coming together again in person this year.  We know that for some of your little ones that this may be their first time actually in school.  With patience and love, the entire faculty and staff are ready to welcome your students back to class.  Thank you in advance for helping your student(s) adjust to not only going back to school after the summer, but in getting ready to safely meet face to face.  All of the faculty, staff and myself are excited to get to know all of you.  I am looking forward to a healthy, happy, growth filled year!

Elizabeth Myers

Elementary School Vice Principal
Universal American School