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Principal’s Message

Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, Faculty, and Staff,

As we gear up for another exciting academic year at Universal American School, I am honored to extend my heartfelt greetings to each and every member of our vibrant school community.

I am truly excited to step into the role of High School Principal at Universal American School. Entering my 27th year in education, I bring with me a wealth of experience as I have had the privilege of wearing various hats including those of a teacher, head of department, assistant principal, and principal. My journey has primarily been within high school settings, which has instilled in me a profound understanding of the uniqueness of this crucial phase of education.

For more than two decades, I have called Kuwait my home – a place where I have not only devoted my professional life but also raised my own children. This has given me a deep appreciation for the rich culture, diverse perspectives, and unique needs of our students. I am committed to fostering an environment that respects and nurtures each individual’s identity.

At Universal American School, we are not just a school; we are a close-knit community that thrives on collaboration, innovation, and a shared passion for learning. I am excited to work alongside our dedicated faculty and staff, who are committed to providing a holistic educational experience that empowers our students to excel academically, socially, and emotionally.

As we embark on this academic journey together, my primary goal is to create an atmosphere where students feel inspired, supported, and motivated to reach their fullest potential. Our high school years are a time of growth, exploration, and self-discovery, and it is my honor to guide our students through these transformative years.

I invite all parents and guardians to partner with us in this incredible journey. Your involvement, support, and communication are invaluable as we work hand in hand to create the best possible educational experience for our students.

Here’s to a successful and fulfilling academic year ahead. I am truly excited about the opportunities that await us, and I am eager to connect with each one of you. Feel free to reach out to me with any thoughts, ideas, or concerns you may have – my door is always open.

With warm regards,

Laura Divine

High School Principal

Universal American School



Vice Principal’s Message

Dear UAS Community,

Welcome to another exciting school year at the Universal American School! I am honored to call UAS home for the past 12 years as a staff member, and it brings me great joy to share with you that I am a proud UAS alumna; celebrating 20 years since my graduation from the Salwa campus! 

UAS consistently strives to meet students where they are; aiming to make all aspects of the learning experience exciting and engaging. We pride ourselves on cultivating positive relationships with our students, and we believe that these relationships promote student motivation and success. Our High School team includes a diverse and passionate group of teachers who are excited to meet our new students, and to welcome our returning students back for what I am sure is going to be a stellar school year.

I believe in immediate and honest communication with students and parents, and I encourage all of you to contact me should you need any assistance throughout the school year.

I look forward to seeing familiar faces from our community in September, and to meet our new families as they begin their learning journey at UAS.

All the best,

Layal Sleeq, MA

High School Assistant Principal

Universal American School