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

Skamania Voters Approve Replacement Levy for Skamania Schools

Dear Skamania Families, I am excited to report that Skamania voters have approved the replacement levy that was on the February 11, 2020 ballot. A preliminary ballot count shows 61.47 percent of Skamania voters voted in favor of the levy, which supports critical...

Skamania School Newsbrief

Remember to Vote - Replacement Levy - February 11 As many of you already know, Skamania School has an important measure on the ballot that will be voted on tomorrow, February 11. This is not a new tax, but simply the continuation of an existing tax. The replacement...

Levy Information Session & Guide

Dear Skamania Community, On February 11, patrons will have an opportunity to vote on the Skamania School District funding measure to replace our current levy. This local funding provides approximately 12% of our district’s operating budget, which includes expenses...

New pilot preschool program: Transitional kindergarten

Dear Parents, I am pleased to announce that the Skamania School Board approved a new pilot preschool program. This preschool program is called transitional kindergarten (TK) and is for children who are four and/or five years old, who may not have access to...

Back to School 2019-20

Back to School 2019-20

The beginning of the 2019-20 school year is quickly approaching! I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer. Our school staff is looking forward to a new school year filled with opportunities to learn, grow, and have fun. Last year we said good-bye to Mrs. Miller...

Science learning planned for 38-acre parcel

Science learning planned for 38-acre parcel

Community well will be maintained A $20,000 STEM Lighthouse grant awarded to Skamania School District for the 2018-19 school year will support outdoor learning and teaching plans for its long-held 38-acre piece of property. “Our idea is to develop it into an outdoor...

The Gorge truly is our classroom

The Gorge truly is our classroom

When you go to school in a National Scenic Area, the opportunities for field study are endless. In addition to our efforts to establish an outdoor education lab on district property (cover), Skamania’s students and teachers are taking this year’s motto—“The Gorge is...

Skamania School District Receives Over $350,000 in Grant Funds

Skamania School is fortunate to be receiving over $350,000 in competitive grant funds for the 2018-19 School year. This will help us make some critical building repairs, develop our STEM project, and provide enrichment activities. Urgent Repair Grant - $200,000...