Superintendent News

Milt Dennison

Milt Dennison

Milt Dennison comes to Skamania with over 50 years of experience in education as a coach, a Math and PE teacher, adjunct faculty member, administrator, and superintendent.

Originally from the mountain town of Gunnison, Colorado, he’s always had an active lifestyle and is a bit of a risk taker. He moved to the Portland area in 1980 to serve as the middle school principal for West Linn School District. He also served as superintendent of Canby and Camas School Districts before becoming superintendent of Clackamas Education Service District. Shortly after retiring in 2016, he was asked to become a consultant with the Oregon School Board Association and assists school districts with their superintendent search process – which has also included filling in as an interim or short term superintendent when the need arises.

He has been an important part of many successful bond and levy campaigns to help districts continue to support student achievement and growth. He’s an active community member, having been a part of Rotary, Chamber and Scouts of America. He recently rejoined the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club and serves as the Chair of the Portland Actors Conservatory Board.

Mr. Dennison has two grown children and several grandchildren: his son is a Captain in the Navy currently serving in Turkey and his daughter is a Nurse Practitioner in Maryland. He loves to explore outdoors and enjoys golfing, cycling, hiking, traveling and repelling off tall buildings!

Ed.D., University of Southern California, 1980 – Educational Administration and Curriculum
M.A., California State University, Sacramento, 1975 – Educational Administration
B.A., Western State College, Colorado, 1970 – Mathematics, Physical Education

Awards & Honors
Civic Star Award – American Association of School Administrators
Citizen-of-the-Year – Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce
Rotarian-of-the-Year – Camas-Washougal Rotary Club
Silver Beaver Award – Boy Scouts of America

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...

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...