Harry Amend, Executive Vice President, Training & Leadership Development

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Expereince Summary

Harry is known at Haploos and in our surrounding community as one of the most capable persons you will ever meet. Harry spent four decades leading in public education.  Harry's vast experience in Training and Leadership Development has led him to leading over 17 successful collective bargaining contract negotiations with the nation’s largest union, the NEA. He has also pioneered the ‘re-think’ of how public education is delivered and tested in the age of smart phones and google. 

Harry is a cornerstone at Haploos.  His professionalism and unmatched experience and knowledge have made him the company MVP for our clients. 

Functional Expertise

  • Harry has 40 years of leadership, coaching, training and development experience at all levels of organizations
  • He has developed training courses for implementation of Leadership, Commitment and Accountability for a major Canadian oil firm
  • Pionered rethinking education in the digital age
  • 39 years of educational experience (retired)
  • 20 years as a professional baseball scout with MLB

Experience and Role Highlights 

  • 17 years as a school superintendent
    • Leading school systems in the states of Washington, Montana and Idaho in a broad state-wide reform and sustainable change effort
    • Curriculum development for all subject areas
    • Broad scope of leadership training for groups ranging in size from 3 to 1,200 people
  • Salvation Army KROC Community Center – Founding Director – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – 2 ½ years
    • $39M facility
    • 19,000+ members
    • Hired 300 employees
    • Wrote and taught/coached training curriculum 


Master of Arts, Major Guidance and Counseling, Eastern Washington University

B.A. University of Washington, Pre-Med, Zoology Major, Chemistry Minor

Superintendent’s credentials, Gonzaga University