Meet HPS Superintendent


Dr. Robbie Adell
Superintendent, Hickory Public Schools

Dr. Robbie Adell joined Hickory Public Schools on September 14, 2015. A 36-year veteran with NC Public Schools, his dedicated career has included coaching, driving a school bus, and serving as a teacher in both middle and high schools.  

A school administrator in Buncombe County prior to joining HPS as Superintendent, Dr. Adell served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, Director, and Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Adell additionally served as an adjunct professor at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky, since 2007.

A native of Asheville, Dr. Adell is known for his success in leading school academic achievement/growth with a vision for successful new concepts to meet the needs of the children,  He is the first minority superintendent to serve Hickory Public Schools, since the district was established in 1903.

Dr. Robbie Adell and his wife, Melody, are the parents of two daughters, with the oldest a senior at UNC-Greensboro and the youngest a senior at Hickory High.

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