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

  • What Independent Schools Need to Know About the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule This item is protected

    May 17, 2024
    Join NBOA and NAIS for a webinar to learn more about this new rule, explore implementation strategies to get your school ready for summer, and an overall refresher on the importance of wage and hour compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Supporting Faculty and Staff Through Mental Health Challenges This item is protected

    February 23, 2024
    Join NBOA’s volunteer Human Resources Council and Janice P. Gregerson, counsel, Venable LLP, as they discuss how schools can address the complex challenges of employee mental health and best practices relating to ADA requests and employee privacy.
  • 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.

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