Meet the Wellness Team

To best meet the needs of our students, Adams Middle School is fortunate enough to have two full-time counselors, an EL Advisor, two School Psychologists, and a part-time Intervention Counselor. 
We are available by appointment Monday - Friday from 7:40am - 3:00pm or via phone or email consultation. Please see below for the support staff's contact information.  
Counselor (A-K): Amber Beach
Greetings, Eagles! I have been in the Adams Family since 2014 and have the pleasure of serving students and families whose last names start with the letters A-K. I was born and raised by Mammoth Mountain, CA and spent my childhood hiking and camping in the Sierra. College brought me to the big city where I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Education from Loyola Marymount University. After studying, working and volunteering in Europe, Australia and Africa, I completed my Masters in Education with an Emphasis in Counseling and my Pupil Personnel Services Credential from Cal State University Dominguez Hills. Outside of the counseling office, I love being a mom, DIY projects, traveling, cooking, farmers markets, and humanitarianism.  Cheers to another successful schoolyear and I look forward to working with you during these impressionable and fun middle school years!  
Phone: (310) 798-8636 x1359
Counselor (L-Z): Jessica Lee
What's going on, Eagles! I am thrilled to be joining Adams Middle School and while I might be new to the district, I'm no stranger to the world of education. I come from a neighboring district, and I'm excited to bring my experience and passion to this community. I grew up in the South Bay and ventured off to UCI, where I majored in Psychology & Social Behavior with a minor in Education. As my passion for education grew, I completed my Masters in School Counseling and earned my Pupil Personnel Services Credential before continuing my journey at UCLA to earn my College Counseling Certificate.  Now armed with a truckload of knowledge and skills, I'm here to make a difference. Outside of Adams, I'm a proud mom of two incredible kids that keep me on my toes. When I'm not shaping young minds, you can find me in Dodger Blue, getting lost in captivating books, or traveling the world. Here's to new beginnings, exciting challenges, and a shared journey as we work to make this year unforgettable!
Phone: (310) 798-8636 x3909


Intervention Counselor: Kelley Goo

I’m Kelley Goo and I am excited to join the Adams Counseling Team as the Intervention Counselor. I support on-campus programs including: individual and group counseling, class guidance lessons, Second Step, Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE), and the Wellness Council. I grew up in the South Bay and earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Japanese Studies from UC San Diego. I spent some time studying and teaching English abroad before earning my M.S. degree in Educational Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential in School Counseling from National University. I joined RBUSD in 2006 and am excited to be a part of the Eagles Family! I enjoy spending time with family, reading, watching sports, traveling, playing games and trying new foods. I am at Adams on Thursdays, Fridays and alternating Wednesdays. 

I look forward to connecting with all of you to see how I can best support you.

I look forward to an amazing year!


Phone: (310) 798-8636 x3915
EL/Academic Advisor: Jennell Tanaka
Hello, Eagles! My name is Jennell Tanaka, and this is my 8th year as an EL Academic Advisor with an emphasis in counseling at Adams Middle School.  I have my Masters in Education with an Emphasis in Counseling and my Pupil Personnel Services Credential from National University. I earned my Bachelor’s in Studio Art at Long Beach State. I enjoy spending time with my family and attending as many Angels games as possible.
Phone: (310) 798-8636 x3913
Counseling Intern: Leiana Orozco
Ms. Orozco is a current student at the University of Southern California, where she is earning her Master's degree in School Counseling.  She is excited to be able to join Adam's community as a school counseling intern. Ms. Orozco earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Services at Cal State University of Dominguez Hills. She grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in the South Bay area. Ms. Orozco has two children, ages 2 and 10. She has experience working as an afterschool site coordinator at a middle and elementary school. She is excited to pursue her passion for supporting students in reaching academic success as well as providing social-emotional support. Ms. Orozco loves spending time with her family and is a huge foodie. She will be on campus on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Counseling Intern: Sarah Ahern

This fall, Ms. Ahern is thrilled to join the Adams Family as a school counseling intern. 
She is pursuing her Master's in School Counseling at the University of Southern California. She grew up locally in Westchester and currently resides in Marina Del Rey. Ms. Ahern received her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She nannied for a family with four young children in the South Bay throughout high school and college. Since graduating from college, she has worked as a legal recruiter, guiding people to their long-term personal and career goals. Ms. Ahern is excited to return to her passion for working with children and supporting them with their social-emotional and academic development. Ms. Ahern loves reading fiction novels, spending time with family and friends, and trying new local restaurants. She looks forward to seeing students on Wednesdays and Thursdays!

Email: [email protected]