Our Message

Principal’s Message

Welcome Back!

It is my great pleasure to welcome all the new and returning students and their families to the Universal American School for the 2023-2024 academic year.  The Elementary School staff is enthusiastically preparing to make this year a fabulous learning experience for you and your child.  We are eager to receive students and parents for our Elementary School Open House on Monday, September 4, and for our first full day of instruction on Tuesday, September 5.

In the Elementary School highly qualified teachers and staff seek to nurture the growth of the whole child, providing a safe place for personal and academic exploration.  At UAS, “Learning is the conscious cultivation of character and mind” and we choose safety, kindness and responsibility in all that we do.  Thank you for placing your trust in UAS to provide your child with a successful and joyous educational experience.

I am honored to be your Elementary School Principal, returning to Kuwait and UAS after being away for six academic years in Jamaica, China, and Texas, USA.  I cherish the time I spent at UAS serving as Vice Principal and Principal from 2014-2017 and feel like I am returning home to my UAS family.  I look forward to becoming reacquainted with students and families I knew from before and meeting new families as we work in partnership to help your child reach their full potential.


 Kind regards,

Mark Charles

Elementary School Principal

Universal American School


Vice Principal’s Message

Hello Parents and Students,

My name is Elizabeth Myers and this will be my third year as Elementary Vice Principal and my 29th year in education.  I would like to welcome all of you to the 2023-2024 academic year!  I am so excited to see everyone again and see how everyone is doing.  I would like to give a warm welcome to our new first graders!  I am really looking forward to meeting all of you and helping you learn your way around Elementary.  This promises to be a year filled with reading, math, writing, projects, field trips, all other kinds of learning and fun!  Don’t miss a single day of it!

Elizabeth Myers

Elementary School Vice Principal

Universal American School