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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!

Education
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

Skamania School update from the Superintendent

Dear Skamania Parents, Here is a brief school update including important COVID information. The Washington State Department of Health released guidance for K-12 schools in the 2021-22 school year. Skamania School District is carefully reviewing the guidance and will...

In-person instruction expands to five days a week

Dear Parents, I’m excited to share the news that on Monday night, the Skamania School Board voted to expand in-person learning to now include Wednesdays. This will begin on March 17, and will give all students in-person instruction five days a week. As we approach a...

Updated guidance and metrics from the state Department of Health

Dear Parents, Yesterday, Governor Inslee shared updated guidance and metrics from the state Department of Health regarding the in-person learning for school districts across the state. The guidance now allows for more students to receive in-person education, even when...

A note from the Superintendent: COVID Update

Good morning Skamania families, COVID-19 cases are rising in our area, just as they are around the state, country and world. Some of you may know that the Stevenson-Carson School District board voted last night to return immediately to fully remote learning due to the...

State Restrictions & Safety Measures

Dear Families, This is the time of year when we typically reflect and give thanks for the many good things for which we are grateful. While there’s nothing typical about 2020, I remain thankful. I am thankful for our staff, who have supported ongoing learning in both...

Student Return Plan – Board Updates

Dear Parents, Hard to believe it’s already mid-November and next week is Thanksgiving. Seems like just yesterday we had our Back to School event.Time sure flies when you’re learning! COVID - Back to school plan: I am pleased to share that we now have all of our...

Board Approves Student Return Plan

Hello Skamania Families, I wanted to share with you the great news that the Skamania School Board of Directors approved our Student Return Plan proposal! We are so excited to be able to have students back in our classrooms! The Student Return Plan is a phased in...

Safety Precautions

Dear Skamania Families, We are thinking of you and your safety during the regional wildfire crisis we are experiencing. The intent of this message from the school counselor and me is to provide health tips and emergency preparation materials. It was not that long ago...

Skamania back to school plan

Dear Skamania School District Families, I hope you had a nice summer and were able to enjoy some downtime in this unusual time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our fall return to education looks different than in the past. Health and safety is always our top priority,...