Sami Wakim earned a bachelor degree in General Chemistry and a diploma in Education from the University of Alexandria-Egypt. After this, during the next 28 years of his life, he worked as a teacher of chemistry, physics and lately computer science.
Mr. Wakim worked most of his life for Catholic Schools as he had acquired his own education in one of the most prestigious Schools in Alexandria-Egypt: College Saint Marc. A school of the christian brothers of Jean Baptiste de La Salle. When he came to the states, Mr. Wakim worked for Bergen Catholic in Oradell then Christ the King Prep HS in Newark.
Mr. Wakim served in Port Sudan, in 1989-1990, through the catholic church as an English teacher and was with doctors without borders helping refugees coming from south of Sudan and Eritrea.
In his own words:
"I am a mission-driven person. My students have the right to a good education, and I enjoy serving by teaching what I love. What inspires me the most is to see my students growing. I especially enjoy the challenge of helping young minds think in new ways and helping young people see new possibilities in themselves, both academically and spiritually."