Mr. Mark Sams

Mr. Mark Sams, Principal

Mr. Mark Sams is a graduate of Warner Robins High School and has served in the Houston County School District for more than 25 years as an educator. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Georgia College and State University, a Master of Arts in History Education with Piedmont College and an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with Piedmont College. Mr. Sams began his teaching career in 1998 at Feagin Mill Middle School teaching ELA and History. He served as the Athletic Director for Feagin Mill from 2004-2006 and Mossy Creek from 2007-2016. Mr. Sams served as the Assistant Principal at Warner Robins High from 2016-2019. He was named the fourth Principal of Feagin Mill Middle School in 2019.

He is married to Aimee Tilghman Sams. They have two children – Shane and Allyson. Shane is married to Kylie Shaw Sams and he is the Head Football Coach for Warner Robins High School. Dr. Allyson Floyd is married to Kyle Floyd and she is a Veterinarian at Southwood Animal Hospital.  Mr. Sams’ two grandchildren are Barrett Sams and Miller Floyd.

Mr. Joseph Hinson

Mr. Joseph Hinson, Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mr. Joseph Hinson graduated from Eufaula (Alabama) High School in 1997 where he played baseball and was involved in the JROTC program. He graduated as a member of the National Honor Society. He received his Bachelors Degree in Education from Troy University in 2001, Masters Degree in Quality Schools from Graceland University in 2008 and his Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Valdosta State University in 2017. He is currently pursuing his doctorate from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

Mr. Hinson is a 20-year veteran of the Houston County School System, spending the last seventeen serving the students and families of Feagin Mill Middle. 

Mr. Hinson was a member of the 2013 Georgia Middle School Team of the Year and was selected as the 2015 Teacher of the Year for Feagin Mill Middle, an honor he considers one of the highlights of his career. He was named Georgia Outstanding Assistant Principal in 2019 by the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals. Mr. Hinson is married to his wife of sixteen years, Lacey and they have a son, Grady, who is a second grader in the Houston County School System.

Assistant Principal of Discipline

Mr. Matthew Topping, Assistant Principal of Discipline

Mr. Matt Topping is a graduate of Houston County High School, as well as a former Feagin Mill Wolf. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from Georgia Southern University. He later earned his Master of Education in Quality Schools from Graceland University and an Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction from Piedmont University. He began his teaching career in 2007 at Feagin Mill Middle and has since taught math at all levels: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, including Connections math and honors Algebra. Mr. Topping has spent the entirety of his career investing in his students both inside and outside of the classroom. He has served as an athletic coach for 15 years at both the middle and high school level.


Mr. Topping is married to Melissa Topping and they have two children, Addison (7th grade) and Brandon (4th grade).