Superintendent News

Ralph H. Pruitt, Ed.D.

Dr. Ralph Pruitt has devoted over thirty-eight years to education by serving in leadership roles in the United States, Colombia, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. He has been a teacher, principal, special education director, assistant superintendent, school director, and superintendent.

Throughout his career he has been committed to ensuring that all students are successful–especially those who are at risk of failure. He has accomplished this by leading collaborative teams in system improvement that is grounded in implementation science. In addition, he has successfully partnered with universities and presented nationally and internationally on various topics such as inclusive education, implementing multi-tiered systems of support (RTI, PBIS), ELL, and teacher leadership. He has co-authored articles in the areas of implementing behavior programs and teacher leadership in international schools.

Dr. Pruitt and his wife, Brenda, live in the Camas area. They have five children and ten grandchildren. When he is not at school, he enjoys spending time with family, gardening, hiking, bird watching, and swimming.

Lehigh University – Doctorate degree, Educational Leadership
University of Oregon – Masters in Education, Educational Leadership and Special Education
Brigham Young University – Bachelors degree, Elementary Education

Professional Credentials
Continuing Administrator Certificate, Washington
Administrative License, Standard Administrator, Oregon
Teaching License, Basic Elementary, Special Education, Oregon

Board Approves Student Return Plan

Hello Skamania Families, I wanted to share with you the great news that the Skamania School Board of Directors approved our Student Return Plan proposal! We are so excited to be able to have students back in our classrooms! The Student Return Plan is a phased in...

Safety Precautions

Dear Skamania Families, We are thinking of you and your safety during the regional wildfire crisis we are experiencing. The intent of this message from the school counselor and me is to provide health tips and emergency preparation materials. It was not that long ago...

Skamania back to school plan

Dear Skamania School District Families, I hope you had a nice summer and were able to enjoy some downtime in this unusual time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our fall return to education looks different than in the past. Health and safety is always our top priority,...

Update regarding new school reopening guidance

Dear Parents and Community Members, I will be making a fall opening recommendation to our school board based on the enclosed metrics and will announce their decision on Tuesday, August 11. Gov. Jay Inslee, Superintendent Chris Reykdal and the state Department of...

Update on plans to deliver education this fall

Dear Skamania School District Families, I hope you have had a wonderful summer! It’s hard to believe we are already preparing for back to school. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our fall return to education looks different than in the past, just like most things these...

Fall School Reopening State Guidance

Dear Families, Thank you for your flexibility to support ongoing education during the COVID-19 global pandemic. I know the situation has been challenging for all as we navigate continuous learning from home. I’m writing to share that the much-anticipated guidelines...

Skamania School Weekly Update for May 28, 2020

Dear Parents, I hope that you are enjoying this warm spring weather. Here is a brief update for the week. New hotspot for internet access: Our south parking lot has a new hotspot called HomeworkHub for those of you without internet access. There is no login to take...