By: Cadmus S. Hull, Ed. D.
ABOUT Dr. HULL
Dr. Hull earned an Associate Degree in Education from Cumberland County College and both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from Glassboro State College, now Rowan University. His educational path led him to Nova University where he achieved his ultimate goal of a Doctorate Degree in School Leadership.
Dr. Hull worked in the Vineland and Fairfield Township School districts as a classroom teacher. He went on to work in the Fairfield Township School System as Principal and Superintendent of Schools. He retired on June 30, 2004, after 33 years in education. A little known black history fact is that Dr. Hull was Cumberland County’s first black Superintendent of Schools.
Dr. Hull is enjoying his retirement with his wife Sylvia while writing books, reading, and traveling. In addition, Dr. Hull keeps himself busy these days by serving as a Clinical Teaching Supervisor for Fairleigh Dickinson University and serving on the Cumberland County College Foundation Board. He is CEO of SSJ Books and More, a family-owned business that involves 3 authored African American books, personalized name banner certificates and children’s personalized books.
Dr. Cadmus Hull and the Black History Bowl is a phenomenon that all students should have the privilege to take a part. The students at my school were in awe and excited during the presentation. The atmosphere in the room during the Black History Bowl is electrifying! The information that is presented using the three books is informative, relevant, and inspiring for all. Students have fun playing quiz games and challenging each other on their knowledge of Black History. Audience participation was energetic and contagious! Everyone was up and out of their seats eager to answer the questions posed to them. The Black History Bowl not only gave the students a new perspective on African American History, but also instilled a sense of pride in the history of a people who were neglected as an integral part of American History. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to provide enlightenment for all students in the realm of Black History using the Black History Bowl!
Samuel C. Hull, School Principal