Meet the Support 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, a TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment), 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 Substitute (A-K): Melissa Hogan
Hello! I am excited to be standing in for Mrs. Beach as the school counselor for the Fall. I was born and raised here in Redondo Beach. My mom even attended and graduated from Adams Middle School! I completed my MA in counseling at Loyola Marymount University and earned the PPS School Counseling credential. I hold a BA in Creative Writing from CSU Long Beach and earned an Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate from CSU Dominguez Hills. I am currently working as an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in our community as well. I support our LA sports and I love to read and go to the beach. I enjoy traveling when I can, hiking and exploring. I am so happy to be here to support the families here at Adams!
Phone: (310) 798-8636 x1359
Counselor (A-K): Amber Beach
*On leave through December 2022*
Greetings! I am super excited to be starting my ninth year at the finest middle school in the South Bay. I serve students and families whose last names start with the letters A-K. I was born and raised in beautiful Bishop, 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. I love the outdoors, traveling, cooking, farmers markets. humanitarianism, and spending time with my family. Outside of my counseling role, I'm also a PEER Advisor. Looking forward to working with you!
Phone: (310) 798-8636 x1359
Counselor (L-Z): Kelly Egan
Hello Eagles! I am so excited to be back for my 4th year at Adams! I joined the Adams team in 2019 as a counseling substitute and officially became a member of the Adams Family in Spring 2020! I grew up here in the South Bay going to the beach, playing water polo, and marching in the band. As much as I loved home, I chose to broaden my horizons and move across the country to attend college at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where I received my BS in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. I went on to pursue my MA in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential back in sunny California at Loyola Marymount University. In my spare time I enjoy traveling the world, reading, going to Disneyland, and of course, spending time at the beach! I am looking forward to supporting you!
Phone: (310) 798-8636
Email: [email protected]     


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: Chris Urquilla
Hello Eagles! My name is Christopher Urquilla, I will be serving Adam’s Middle School as a counseling intern for the 2022-2023 school year. I was born and raised in the South Bay where the weather is simply the best. I enjoy being in Los Angeles so much that I decided to stay in SoCal to attend UCLA, where I have earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. After working as an AVID tutor and Substitute Teacher for 3 years, I decided to apply to graduate school to become a counselor. I am currently in my final year of my Masters program at LMU where I will earn a degree in School Counseling along with a Personnel Pupil Services credential. During my free time I love to hang out with friends, play catch at the beach, paint with acrylics on canvas, and watch anime. I am looking forward to assisting you all!
School Psychologist: Melissa Prince
Phone: (310) 789-8636 Ext. 3911
School Psychologist: Brenda Restori
Phone: 310-798-8636 Ext. 3911