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

Emailabeach@rbusd.org

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!

Emailkegan@rbusd.org

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.

Emailamacdonald@rbusd.org

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

Emailjtanaka@rbusd.org