Sammie Garnett


The goal of this series is to honor the brave men and women who serve in our military keeping American safe and free. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." This series of books is for children of all ages. 

Career Accomplishments

• 1985 - Cedar Grove Elementary

  School Teacher of the Year

• 1993 - Cedar Grove Elementary

  School Teacher of the Year

• 1994 - Human Relations in Education


• 1995 - Cedar Grove Elementary

  School, Teacher of the Year

• 1996 - Bay District Schools, Teacher    
​  of the 

• 2002 - Who's Who Among American


Career Highlights

• 1990 - 2000 - Recipient of

  multiple education grants

• 1996 - Bay District Teacher

  of the Year

• 2001 - Sammie E. Garnett

  Scholarship (Gulf Coast State 
  College, Panama City, Florida)

  endowed by friends and 

Sammie has been in schoolhouses all her life. She taught elementary school in Virginia and Florida for 32 years. Her experience spans kindergarten through 5th grade. She worked as Author Visit Coordinator for Bay District Schools in Panama City, Florida for 13 years. Now she conducts her own school visits, attends book signings, and conferences throughout the United States.

Although Sammie retired after 32 years of teaching, she hasn't slowed down. When she's not going on adventures or volunteering, she feeds the geese and wild turkeys near her home on the Nottley River, and has found a new passion in writing for children and teachers. Sammie and her husband Bill, a retired Navy SEAL, have a daughter, a son, three lively grandsons, a granddaughter and two granddogs. They live, work, and play in the small mountain town of Murphy, North Carolina and on the beach in Panama City, FL.

Navy wife...


teacher of the year... skydiver... white-water rafter... American patriot

professionally speaking

sammie garnett