• April Dockery, Principal

    Dear Asheville Middle School Families,

    I am excited to be afforded the opportunity to share in your middle schoolers journey of self-discovery and academic growth. I am fortunate to be able to share with you in this very important part of their lives. It is an honor to serve as the Principal of Asheville Middle School and to be entrusted with the care of your student.

    We welcome you to our new home. We as a staff, and I as the Principal of the ‘new’ Asheville Middle School can envision the promise that this new environment offers to all of us, our students, our families and our community. This promise is one in which our students reach new academic heights in an environment that is centered on their well-being; socially, emotionally and academically. For our parents and community, this promise is one where your voices are heard and matter, where your input can help us shape the future of Asheville Middle School and where you are a valued member of your child’s educational experience. Together, we will fill the halls of Asheville Middle School and the streets of the city of Asheville with COUGAR PRIDE!

    To our students, we are here to support you in all aspects of your middle school career and to prepare you for high school and beyond. We are here to ensure that you have a safe place to take risks with your education, to have new experiences and to discover who you are. We will support you as you thrive and grow and we will help you learn from your mistakes. Asheville Middle School staff will treat you with respect and dignity. You are valued in our school community and it is important that you feel a sense of PRIDE that you are now forever a COUGAR.

    Parents, our commitment to you and your child is that you will always feel welcome, that all are always treated with respect and no matter what our campus is safe. We are a partnership to ensure that each student has the opportunities to grow academically, socially and emotionally..

    Please know that Asheville Middle School has an open door policy. We value your input and welcome your concerns as well as your positive well-wishes. You are an invaluable partner in the middle school experience and your input is always welcome. We encourage you to engage in our school community however you are able.

    I look forward to working with you. I am honored to have been chosen to be the Principal at Asheville Middle School.  I am eager for us to work together to be an example of a strong community school for our city, our state, and our nation.  All of our children deserve the best and the best is what they will get.


    Principal April Dockery

    Principal Dockery