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

Parent Newsletter – April 2022

Dear Skamania School Families, I have a few updates I’d like to share with you all. Spring 2022 Highlights In case you missed it, ReadyWA shared a wonderful story about the nPower Girls program featuring our very own Skamania students! You can watch the video and...

Masking Update

Dear Families, Today, the governors of Washington, Oregon, and California announced that, with declining COVID case rates and hospitalizations, plus changes to CDC masking guidance, all three states will be adjusting the end date to their statewide indoor mask...

Mask Requirement Update

Dear Skamania Parents, We understand there are conversations online and in the community about the possibility of the state ending the indoor mask requirement in Washington. No changes to requirements have been made at this time, but we anticipate changes in state...

New board member and additional updates

Dear Skamania School Families, I hope you all are doing well and getting back into the rhythm of school and work. I have some updates to share with you. New Board Member Please join me in welcoming Lisa Young to the Skamania School Board! A former Skamania School...

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...