Mr. Sams graduated from Warner Robins High School and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. Later, he also received a bachelor's degree in middle grades education from Georgia Southern. In 1997, he began his teaching career at Warner Robins Middle School. Over the years, he taught Georgia history, science, math, and computers. In 2007, he was named the Warner Robins Middle School Teacher of the Year. Mr. Sams received his master's degree in educational leadership from Columbus State University and a specialist in educational leadership from Valdosta State University. He served as assistant principal of both Lindsey Elementary and Northside Elementary before being named principal of Northside Elementary in 2016. In his free time, Mr. Sams enjoys spending time with his family and also at the Fab Lab, making gifts for the Northside Elementary faculty and staff.
She is married to Russell Oakley, and together they have two children. Mrs. Oakley is extremely excited to serve the students, teachers, and families of Northside Elementary School.