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Dr. Robbie Adell

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Assistant Superintendent

Phone: (828) ***-****  
Buncombe County Schools
175 Bingham Road
Asheville , North Carolina 28806
United States

Company Description: Nestled in between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains for more than 200 years, Buncombe County has transformed from a rural farming area to a burgeoning metropolis...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , special education
  • master's degree , school administration
    Western Carolina University
  • Education Specialist degree
  • Doctor of Education
    University of the Cumberlands
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Web References
The Board of Education for Hickory ..., 19 Jan 2015 [cached]
The Board of Education for Hickory Public Schools unanimously elected Dr. Robbie Adell as the next Superintendent of Hickory Public Schools. Dr. Adell will take office on September 14, 2015.
During the search process, the HPS Board of Education carefully reviewed applications and supporting documentation from a diverse field of 20 excellent candidates. Although many qualified candidates applied, the board believes that Dr. Adell's visionary leadership, breadth of experience, and dedication to students will best serve the HPS students, staff, and community for years to come. The board is confident that Dr. Adell will lead the Hickory Public Schools to even higher achievement.
According to Reginald Hamilton, chairperson of the HPS Board of Education, Dr. Adell is a great fit for the school district.
"Dr. Adell is passionate about engaging the community in support of public education-particularly the Hickory Public Schools," said Hamilton.
We are looking forward to Dr. Adell's leadership and we welcome his family to the Hickory community."
An Asheville native, Dr. Adell has achieved a successful career in public education spanning over three decades in western North Carolina. He currently serves as an Assistant Superintendent in Buncombe County Schools. In this role, Dr. Adell is responsible for oversight of facilities, capital outlay, maintenance, transportation, student services, purchasing, and athletics, among other areas.
Prior to his current role with Buncombe County, Dr. Adell served Buncombe County Schools as Director of Safe Schools, Athletics, and Community Relations. With considerable principal experience, Dr. Adell led A.C. Reynolds Middle School in Buncombe County from 2004-2012.
Since 2007, Dr. Adell has also served as an adjunct professor at University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Dr. Adell began his educational career as a middle school special education teacher in Asheville for 13 years before his selection to serve as assistant principal for both the high school and middle school level in Buncombe and Henderson Counties.
Earning a bachelor's degree in special education and later a master's degree in school administration from Western Carolina University, Dr. Adell returned to school in 2008 to obtain his Education Specialist degree and ultimately his Doctor of Education from the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky.
Dr. Adell looks forward to the opportunity to lead the Hickory Public Schools. "I am deeply honored to have been selected as Superintendent of Hickory Public Schools," said Dr. Adell. "Hickory Public Schools carries a rich tradition of high academic achievement, community engagement, skillful teachers, and a supportive school board. I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of a talented team that will lead our children and community to new heights."
Dr. Robbie Adell and his family, including wife, Melody, and their two daughters Kayla and Kristina -- are excited about becoming a part of the Hickory community.
Robbie Adell, director of ... [cached]
Robbie Adell, director of safe schools for Buncombe County schools, called the provision a "horrible idea."
A.C. Reynolds Middle: Jamie ..., 1 June 2012 [cached]
A.C. Reynolds Middle: Jamie Laws is appointed to principal, replacing Dr. Robbie Adell, who is taking on a new role at the central office.
Dr. Robbie Adell
Dr. Adell has been principal of A.C. Reynolds Middle School since 2004. Previously, he served as assistant principal at Cane Creek Middle 2003-04, and at Henderson High School from 2001-03. While at Henderson High School, Adell also served as Athletic Director. Adell began his career as a teacher at A.C. Reynolds Middle, 1984-1997, before becoming an assistant principal with Asheville City Schools from 1997-2001. Dr. Adell received a Bachelor's in Special Education from Western Carolina University in 1984, and his Master's in School Administration at WCU in 1998. He received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Cumberland College in 2011.
"Schools are communities within ... [cached]
"Schools are communities within themselves and it is not uncommon for people not to get along from time to time within a community," said Robbie Adell, assistant superintendent of the Buncombe County Schools, Western North Carolina's largest school district.
Problems with thefts are not going to get any better, Adell said, because schools have instituted a bring-your-own-device policy for learning purposes, which brings more iPads and laptops into the school in addition to the countless cell phones.
"You have kids that see that as an opportunity to make quick cash," Adell said.
"Bomb threats are always taken seriously ... [cached]
"Bomb threats are always taken seriously at Buncombe County Schools, even though they typically are a prank," said Dr. Robbie Adell, Buncombe County Schools director of safe schools.
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