Ms. Adams enters her 20th year at BMHS! She started out as an assistant volleyball coach and permanent substitute teacher before becoming an English teacher to ninth and tenth graders. Five years later, she moved into the Academic and College Counseling office where she continues to serve our students, their parents, and the school community.
Ms. Adams received her Bachelor’s degree in English with a writing emphasis from Loyola Marymount University in 1998. She also holds a Master’s degree in counseling with a PPS credential from LMU and completed the College Counseling Certificate through UCLA's Extension program. I love being an academic and college counselor because I get to mentor and guide students about high school, college and life. There is no greater joy as a counselor than seeing our students walk across the stage at graduation knowing that they are about to embark on the next part of their journey of life.
Ms. Adams is a 1994 graduate of Bishop Montgomery High School where she was an outstanding student-athlete. She was named Sportswoman of the Year after her senior year and helped lead the girls' volleyball team to a CIF Championship in 1992-1993 under the tutelage of coach Kim Willeman (CIF Hall of Fame inductee) as well as the girls' soccer team to a CIF Championship in 1993-94 under fellow alumnae, Kit Schwartzman-Vela, (BMHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductee). She garnered All-CIF Goalkeeper of the Year accolades for her efforts in leading the Lady Knights to the soccer title and attributes the coaching and mentoring of these two women as well as her club soccer coach as the reasons why she was a successful student-athlete in college and why she returned to her alma mater to give back as a teacher and coach. She was also inducted into the school's Hall of Fame last year...something she is extremely proud of and humbled by. Currently, she coaches the boys soccer goalkeepers at BMHS and is the moderator for the Black & Gold LetterMen Club.
My favorite quote is "I Never Lose, Either I Win or I Learn." Students have the power to control and change their destinies...it's just a matter of attitude, determination, and motivation!