Amber Stockham, SPHR

Amber Stockham

Amber Stockham, SPHR, holds a master of business administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and brings 20 years of experience in human resources to her role at NBOA. Prior to joining NBOA in 2020, Stockham’s career spanned a variety of industries, including social services, manufacturing and construction. She found a passion for education when she served as the director of human resources at Miss Hall’s School, an independent day/boarding school for girls in grades 9-12. In her six years at Miss Hall’s School, Stockham was a key member of the school’s compensation, evaluation and benefits task force, and served in a volunteer capacity as finance committee chair of Captivated Health and on the board of the New England Educators Insurance Association.

In her role as senior director, human resources programs at NBOA, Stockham designs and leads courses and workshops on topics ranging from difficult conversations and employee supervision to benefits administration, thus developing opportunities for sustainable benefits and strong faculty and staff support. Working with the volunteer Human Resources Council, she is proud to provide professional development through numerous avenues, including live and virtual programs as well as articles, which help member schools expand their network of peers in independent schools.

Online Courses

Past Webinars

  • Educating Employees About Their Benefits This item is protected

    July 6, 2023
    Join NBOA’s Human Resources Council members as they discuss the ways they educate their faculty and staff about benefits offerings and how they seek a return on the school’s investment in its benefits programming.
  • Partnering for Successful Recruitment This item is protected

    February 10, 2023
    In the attached recording, they discuss the need to shift a school’s mindset from “hiring” to “recruiting” and how essential the partnership between human resources and academic leaders is to finding the right faculty for your school.
  • Building HR Processes That Support Your School's Strategic Goals This item is protected

    February 3, 2023
    Participants will learn how to determine the criteria which influences a school's HR process structure, discover new ways to structure HR processes within a school, and develop an understanding of the regulatory requirements on HR processes.
  • Employment Law and Regulatory Update This item is protected

    November 18, 2022
    Participants will learn about recent legal updates impacting independent schools.
  • Your Spring 2022 Human Resources Questions, Answered This item is protected

    April 1, 2022
    Employment law experts, Grace H. Lee and Michael Blacher, join NBOA's Amber Stockham, for a just-in-time overview of the current human resources and related legal challenges facing independent schools

Net Assets Articles

  • Mission-Anchored Compensation Strategies: A Sampling

    January 4, 2024
    Following extensive research, NBOA has developed a suite of resources to help leaders at independent schools of every size, type and context recruit and retain mission-aligned professionals.
  • Recent Regulatory Rulings Expand Employee Rights This item is protected

    August 31, 2023
    The NLRB and DOJ have granted further protections for labor organization practices, cracked down on employer wage collusion and widened the scope of compensable damages.
  • 25 Silver Rules for New Independent School HR Professionals

    June 15, 2023
    As the role of HR managers in independent schools becomes increasingly vital, industry experts share 25 valuable tips to help newcomers excel and drive positive change.
  • Indispensable HR Leadership This item is protected

    May 8, 2023
    Now more than ever, insights from HR professionals can help guide school strategy, but their voices must be heard to drive positive impact.
  • Is A PEO Right for Your School? This item is protected

    January 4, 2023
    PEOs can offer more options for employees and reduced workload for the business office, but schools must know what they need to make the structure work.