Principal's Corner

Karen Rogers
Karen Rogers

David Sams, Principal

(478) 929-7816, Ext. 44750

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to Northside Elementary School, a Georgia School of Excellence! The faculty and staff at NES are dedicated to creating a safe and orderly learning environment where each student may achieve his or her highest ability. We are a school of approximately 500 students with a proven record of high academic achievement for all of our students. It is our goal to work in partnership with the community and parents to produce students who will be well educated citizens of our future communities. Cooperation and communication between the school and home will play a major part of your child's success, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We hope this will be an enjoyable, positive, and productive year for your child.


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 degree 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.

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