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

Update to Parents

Dear Parents/Guardians, I hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy. These times are certainly challenging, and I hope that your family is managing economically and staying healthy. The staff of  Skamania School are definitely missing the children! The school...

Skamania School will be offering grab & go breakfast and lunches

Skamania School will be offering grab & go breakfast and lunches for children under 18 years of age starting Tuesday, March 17th. The lunch kits will include breakfast for the following day. We will be delivering to bus stops between 10am and noon or you can pick...

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

Dear Parents and Community Members, There are no confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Skamania County or at Skamania School; however, as you may know, cases have been confirmed in the State. Please know that the Skamania School District takes this issue very...

COVID-19 Updated Message to Families

Dear Families, While there are no cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Skamania School, the Clark County Health Department announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Clark County. The confirmed case is a male in his 70s. He has been in isolation, pending test...

Message to families about COVID-19

Dear Skamania School District Families, As you are likely aware, people in areas around the world are experiencing the respiratory illness COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus. While the number of cases of the virus in the United States and other countries is...

Signs of strep throat

During the past week we have had several students with sore throats and one confirmed case of strep throat. Below is some general information about strep throat - please consult your family doctor or the Skamania County Department of Health if you have additional...

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...