About Us

Eman Elkholy


I began my educational journey a decade and a half ago. I graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor's in English and a state-certification to teach high school. I further advanced my degree and earned my Masters in Instructional Leadership.
I was raised in the public school system realizing the many challenges that young Muslims face with their Islamic identity. I believe that Islamic schools are the solution to building strong character and faith. I found my passion and joy In the Islamic school spectrum. I helped build curriculums in various subjects including English and Islamic studies and am passionate about Islamicizing the ELA curriculum and Tarbiyah. I worked in many states on the East and Central coast. I served as a Vice Principal for several years before I joined Universal Academy of Florida. My educational experiences have afforded me the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of people to meet the common goal of increasing student achievement and well-being. My educational philosophy is based on my uncompromising belief that all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, strong and knowledgeable leadership, a committed and focused educational team, an encouraging community, and a supportive family. All of which, Universal Academy of Florida possesses. I'm a mother of 4 and enjoy baking on my off-hours.
Founded in 1992, UAF is a private Islamic school for boys and girls in Daycare to Grade 12. Combining academic excellence while promoting Islamic understand and practices. UAF aims to produce bright students who are conscious of Allah and who maintain Islamic character and high academic standards.