Amber Stockham, SPHR, brings 20 years of experience in human resources to her role as senior director, human resources programs at NBOA. Prior to joining NBOA in 2020, her 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 Massachusetts. 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 current role, Stockham designs and leads courses and workshops on topics ranging from difficult conversations and employee supervision to benefits administration. In doing so, she has continued to develop opportunities for sustainable benefits and strong faculty and staff support. Stockham also develops tools and resources, and works closely with NBOA’s Human Resources Council to lead forums that strengthen the association’s network of peers in independent schools. She holds a master of business administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and bachelor’s degrees in sociology and psychology from Bard College.