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

Welcome back and Happy New Year

Dear Skamania School Families, Happy New Year, and welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable winter break, and have recovered from all of the snow. As you know, we had a delayed start back to school due to snow and ice, so we will be making up these days. Four of the...

Skamania School Superintendent/Principal Announces Retirement

After 41 years in education and nearly 5 years leading Skamania School, I am about to enter into a new chapter of my life. I will be retiring, as planned, at the end of the school year on June 30. Announcing early will give the district plenty of time to select a new...

Board Process Update

Skamania School has a new board member in position #5 and will continue to accept applications for position #3 and position #4 through January 5, 2022. The process of board appointment is outlined below and is consistent with applicable RCWs (RCW 28A.343.370:...

Upcoming dates and updates from the Superintendent

Dear Skamania School families, First off, I would like to say how thankful I am for our staff and for each of our amazing students. We have all had to work together this year, more than ever before, to keep each other safe, to learn and grow, and to enjoy our time...

Fall updates

Dear Skamania School families, We are very much into autumn weather this week, and I hope you are enjoying the beautiful variety of colors in the Gorge as much as I am! Fall Fun We are planning several fun fall festival events and encourage you and your child(ren) to...

Staff changes

Dear Skamania Parents, I have a couple of announcements. First, good news… our food program started today! Breakfast and lunch are now available free of charge for all students. We are thrilled that our newly hired cook, Serena Glasear, was able to get all the...

Food service starts on Monday, October 11th

Dear Skamania School Families, Thank you for your continued support as we navigate the new school year. Children are happy to be back in the classroom, and we appreciate your help as we all work together  to keep our buildings safe and open for learning in person....

Welcome to new staff and additional updates

Dear Skamania School families, As September ends, I want to give you an update on what’s been happening since the start of school and our plans for the fall. New Staff Joining Skamania’s Team Please join me in giving a warm welcome to the following new staff members...

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...