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

In-person instruction expands to five days a week

Dear Parents, I’m excited to share the news that on Monday night, the Skamania School Board voted to expand in-person learning to now include Wednesdays. This will begin on March 17, and will give all students in-person instruction five days a week. As we approach a...

Updated guidance and metrics from the state Department of Health

Dear Parents, Yesterday, Governor Inslee shared updated guidance and metrics from the state Department of Health regarding the in-person learning for school districts across the state. The guidance now allows for more students to receive in-person education, even when...

A note from the Superintendent: COVID Update

Good morning Skamania families, COVID-19 cases are rising in our area, just as they are around the state, country and world. Some of you may know that the Stevenson-Carson School District board voted last night to return immediately to fully remote learning due to the...

State Restrictions & Safety Measures

Dear Families, This is the time of year when we typically reflect and give thanks for the many good things for which we are grateful. While there’s nothing typical about 2020, I remain thankful. I am thankful for our staff, who have supported ongoing learning in both...

Student Return Plan – Board Updates

Dear Parents, Hard to believe it’s already mid-November and next week is Thanksgiving. Seems like just yesterday we had our Back to School event.Time sure flies when you’re learning! COVID - Back to school plan: I am pleased to share that we now have all of our...

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...