Contact Us

Phone: 276-796-5419

Fax: 276-796-4698

P.O. Box 767
10824 Orby Cantrell Hwy
Pound, VA 24279


Dr. Rick Bolling

Book Keeper:
Mr. Jamey Webb

Mrs. Emily Bush



Rick Bolling, Ed. D.

Elementary/High School
J.W. Adams/Pound High School

Bachelor of Science - Mathematics
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Master of Education - Counseling
Lincoln Memorial University

Education Specialist - Administration and Supervision
The University of Virginia

Doctor of Education - Leadership                                University of the Cumberlands




Message from the Principal:


It is both an honor and privilege to serve the students, faculty, and community of Pound.  I am thankful to have graduated from Pound High School and to have attended J.W. Adams.  I was fortunate to have skilled teachers that prepared their students for college and all other post-secondary ventures.  At J.W. Adams, we are fortunate to have a skilled and devoted group of educators who make your child’s education their main priority.


This school is a remarkable learning institution that focuses on each individual student to ensure bright outcomes for all who attend.  The faculty and staff are dedicated to the children of this community.  At our school, the students’ needs are first priority.  Kids first!  By knowing each student as an individual, we will work diligently to see that all students learn at high levels.  Students should expect a learning environment that is safe, conducive to learning, and is rooted in high standards aligned with curriculum designed to create life-long learners and productive citizens.  The faculty of J.W. Adams Combined School will not let a student achieve less than the very best.


The school faculty will work collaboratively with parents and the community to deliver each child a first-rate education. Through continual school improvement efforts, we will work relentlessly to keep J.W. Adams a shining star in the Wise County School System, the State of Virginia, and beyond.


I look forward to a productive and exciting school year.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me or any other faculty member. 


Best Wishes


Rick N. Bolling


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