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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

Although we began the year much as we finished last year, I am excited about the advances that UAS teachers have made so far during the first semester.

Teachers have worked hard to meet your expectations as parents, as well as expectations of their students.

As educators, we have learned a great deal from our experiences and from the experiences of other teachers around the world who are in similar circumstances. The educational world has turned its attention to eLearning, and the teachers at UAS have both contributed to, and learned from, that accumulated wealth of knowledge through extensive professional development opportunities, books and webinars.

UAS teachers, staff, parents and students are meeting the challenges of online learning better than I ever thought imaginable. However, I think sometimes people forget the pressures placed on parents. In fact, it may be true that no one is more aware of the challenges online learning brings than parents. I think sometimes we get caught up in the stresses on students and teachers and forget the pressure put on parents. I want to assure you that we are aware. Many of the teachers at UAS are also parents, and striving to achieve a balance between work and a very different home life is sometimes overwhelming.

As always, we 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’ve had a very successful beginning of the year, and I am convinced this momentum will sustain us throughout the 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