Kathy Samaha, M.Ed.

Kindergarten Director

Kathy Samaha is the Preschool Director at the First Baptist Church of Aiken, South Carolina.

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Kathy grew up in Athens, Georgia and graduated from Mercer University. She received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia.

Kathy taught third and fourth grade in Bethlehem, Georgia for 3 years before moving to Aiken. Kathy was fortunate to teach at Aiken Elementary School for 16 years. She taught third, fourth, and fifth grades. She also taught gifted and talented classes and kindergarten reading intervention. Kathy is a member of SCIRA (South Carolina International Reading Association) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of the Young Child).

Kathy is married to Ahmed Samaha, also a Mercer graduate. He is the Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Student Involvement at USCA. They have 2 boys, Drew and Tucker. When they are not at work or school, you can find the whole family at the ball field or pool.