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.

Education
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

Reminders and last minute details before school starts

Dear Skamania School Families, We are just days away from welcoming everyone back to Skamania School for the new year, and I am excited to see everyone in person again! I wanted to share some reminders and last minute details with you as students prepare to come back...

Back to School: Health & Safety Updates

Dear Skamania School Families, I want to share important health and safety updates for the 2021-2022 school year. First of all, we are fortunate to be able to open for full day in-person education for all students. This would not be possible without everyone working...

Back to School Updates

Dear Skamania School Families, The beginning of the 2021-2022 school year is quickly approaching! I hope you have been enjoying the summer and have taken some time to rest and relax to be ready for the new school year. Our staff is looking forward to welcoming...

Vaccination Requirement for K–12 Employees

Dear Parents/Guardians, I am writing to share information about a new legal requirement for school employees in Washington state. On August 18, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee announced a new directive legally requiring all K–12 school district employees to get a COVID-19...

Skamania School update from the Superintendent

Dear Skamania Parents, Here is a brief school update including important COVID information. The Washington State Department of Health released guidance for K-12 schools in the 2021-22 school year. Skamania School District is carefully reviewing the guidance and will...

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...