Meet the Support Team

To best meet the needs of our students, Adams Middle School is fortunate enough to have two full-time counselors, a part-time EL Advisor, a School Psychologist, a COSA (Counselor on Special Assignment), and a Project-Alert Curriculum 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! I am super excited to be starting my seventh 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 quality time with my immediate and extended family. Outside of my counseling role, I'm also a PEER Advisor, Club Sponsor, and Kind Crew Chair.  I look forward to working with you!

Phone: (310) 789-8636 Ext. 1359

Counselor (L-Z): Kelly Egan

Hello Eagles! I am so excited to be back for my 2nd 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 Ext. 3909      


Curriculum Counselor: Ashley MacDonald

Hi! My name is Ashley MacDonald and I joined Adams Middle School in the spring of 2017. I support programs on campus including Project ALERT, Second Step, Tobacco Use Prevention Education, PEER Leaders, and the Adams Wellness Council. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Spanish from UC Santa Barbara and my MA in Education & Human Development with an emphasis in School Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. I also hold a Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Counseling. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, traveling and catching up with friends any chance I get. I am at Adams Thursdays, Fridays and alternating Wednesdays.

COSA (Counselor on Special Assignment): Gina Zbikowski

Hello Eagles! This is my fifth year working in RBUSD and at Adams Middle School! You may be reading this and recognize my face, but not my name. The past four years I have known as "Ms. G" and this school year I will be transitioning to Mrs. Zbikowski or "Mrs. Z." I serve as Adams school COSA (Counselor on Special Assignment). As COSA, I am responsible for supporting our Title I student population, facilitating Student Success Team meetings, overseeing WatchDOGS and the PBIS Store, implementing student inventions, as well as other administrative duties such as campus supervision and student discipline. I grew up in Wildomar, CA and throughout my K-12 experience I participated in ASB, yearbook, Cheer, and a variety of clubs. I transferred from Mt. San Jacinto College and graduated from UCLA with my Bachelor’s degree in American Literature and Culture. I earned my Master's degree in Education with an Emphasis in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential from the University of Redlands. I love animals, traveling, cooking, crafting, and spending time with friends and family.


Phone: (310) 789-8636 Ext. 3917


School Psychologist: Melissa Prince

Phone: (310) 789-8636 Ext. 3911
School Psychologist: Brenda Restori

Bilingual, split between Adams, Parras, and Washington


Voicemail: 310-798-8683 Ext. 1355


EL Advisor: Jennell Tanaka

Hello, Eagles! My name is Jennell Tanaka, and this is my 7th 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. I am at Adams Monday-Wednesday and RUHS, Thursday and Friday.


Adams Phone #: (310) 789-8636 Ext. 3913

RUHS Phone #: (310) 798-8665 Ext. 4015