Hiring & Retention in a Challenging Market
Amber Stockham, Director, Human Resources Programs, NBOA 

The 2020 hiring season was the most challenging for independent schools in recent memory, and the 2021 season may not bring a reprieve. As schools undertake strategic initiatives to expand their talent pool and sustain a mission-aligned workforce, they must focus attention on the policies and practices that create an attractive and inclusive work environment for all employees. Discover new strategies to cultivate your school’s reputation as an employer and begin attracting and retaining faculty and staff who galvanize your school’s mission.


Amber Stockham, SPHR, holds bachelor of arts degrees in social sciences and psychology from Bard College and has worked in the social services, manufacturing and education sectors, including six years of service as the Director of Human Resources at Miss Hall’s School, an independent day/boarding school for girls in grades 9-12. With almost 20 years of human resources-related experience, Amber brings expertise in regulatory compliance, talent acquisition and management, organizational planning, and compensation and benefits design to her role as Director, Human Resources Programs at NBOA.