To the Editor:
My nephew, Dr. John F. Gould, III, grew up in Hull and is a graduate of Hull High School. He was the center on the Hull High basketball team.
John comes from a long line of Hullonians. His late father was a local building and carpenter/contractor in the town. John’s grandfather was a permanent Hull fireman and his great-grandfather was a builder in the community.
John is the principal of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. He holds a doctorate in education,along with two master’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree.
I would compare John’s educational preparedness and experience with anybody in the Hull school system, including the superintendent. I am indeed a proud uncle.
He recently applied for the opening as the Hull High principal. His application was dismissed and no reason was given to him for its dismissal. This was an outrage!
I have been involved throughout the years in bringing millions of dollars from the federal and state governments to Hull for numerous improvements. We had to reach numerous benchmarks in order to receive that money.
When the money was authorized, I oversaw the taking of 76 buildings and the relocation of 125 people and numerous businesses. It was a sensitive position.
This is the time to honor the achievements of those with ties to this community such as John’s. It would reflect extremely well on all residents of Hull.
John, at 6 feet, 7 inches and 280 pounds, would be an imposing figure at Hull High School. He could be a role model for all Hull students.
Charles E. Gould