Mr. Terry Gossett, Ed.S., Assistant Principal

Mr. Terry Gossett, Ed.S.
Assistant Principal, Valley Springs Middle School
224 Long Shoals Road
Arden, North Carolina, 28704
(828) 654-1785 

Mr. Gossett is a long-time Buncombe County Schools administrator; having worked at Erwin High School and North Buncombe Middle School.  He has earned several honors and awards for both his administrative and coaching abilities.  These include: 400th Win As Erwin High School Head Basketball Coach, North Carolina High School Athletic Association Recognition for 2016 East Henderson High Woman's Basketball Coach, and Administration Transportation and Building Grounds Service Award of 33 Years at Erwin High School.  

Mr. Gossett raised his family in South Asheville, with his children attending Roberson District Schools.  His primary responsibilities at Valley Springs include School Transportation and Student Bus Discipline, Athletics, and Student Support Services. 


Education Specialist in Educational Administration 
Lincoln Memorial University (2001)

Master of School Administration
Western Carolina University (1999)

Bachelor of History
Union University (1983)


Professional Experience

Assistant Principal 
Valley Springs Middle School (2019-Present)
North Buncombe Middle School (2017-2019)
Erwin High School (2003-2017)

History and Physical Education Teacher
East Henderson High (2000-2003)
Erwin High School (1984-2000)


Professional Licenses

Principal (K-12)
Superintendent (K-12)
Health Education Endorsement
Cross Categorical (K-12)
Social Studies (9-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Curriculum Instructional Specialist