Meet Sam Mualmy, the tech wizard behind the scenes at Hausner! As an information systems technician, Sam helps keep our school running smoothly, tackling everything from software glitches to hardware hiccups. Discover more about his journey from Wornick Jewish Day School to San Francisco State University, and how he brings his passion for technology to enhance the Hausner community.
1. Can you briefly introduce yourself and tell us about your background and experience?
My full name is Samuel Mualmy, but most people call me Sam or Sammy. I have always lived in the Bay Area, where my Israeli father and Wisconsinite mother chose to raise me and my twin brother. I started off my schooling, in Foster City, at Wornick Jewish Day School. My brother and sister also attended Wornick. My niece is going to Wornick now too. Many years after Wornick, I graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in Business Information Systems. While in college, I worked at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center in the Treehouse program. After graduating school, I worked for UCSF’s school of medicine tech team as a fellow (essentially an intern) mainly tasked with troubleshooting and supporting custom Salesforce applications.
2. What is your role at Hausner and how long have you been here?
My primary role at Gideon Hausner is information systems technician. I help staff and students with a wide variety of software, hardware, sound and many other issues. I started working on the School’s IT team on June 6th, which allowed me to catch a glimpse of the last two weeks of school at Hausner. My aftercare role started the first day of school in August. Sam Preil and I are the after school care team on Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Having the same name as Sam is an exceptionally helpful coincidence for parents and kids alike.
3. What do you do when you’re not at work?
I like to play video games with friends I went to school with. It helps me maintain connections with them regardless of the physical distance between us. I also enjoy playing pick-up basketball or otherwise being active with friends that live close by. During soccer season, I usually watch my niece’s soccer games.
4. What do you love most about Hausner?
I love that Hausner is full of friendly and welcoming people! Even during the first month here I could sense a real feeling of community. I’m convinced that being served a delicious kosher lunch each day powers that wonderful energy. I’m also convinced that this school is fantastic because all of the students have been so polite.
5. Tell us a fun fact about yourself
I had 4 extra teeth extracted from my mouth. My dentist said I must be a shark.
6. What is your favorite Hebrew word or Jewish Holiday?
My favorite Jewish Holiday is Hanukkah. I like listening to the miraculous retelling of the story and playing dreidel while the candles glow in the background. Plus, there is nothing better than gathering with family and friends to eat sufganiyot for 8 days.