Ms. Garcia

6th Grade Counselor


Phone: (619) 430-1013

Mr. Avila

7th Grade Counselor


Phone: (619) 430-1000, ext. 2202

Mrs. Pham

8th Grade Counselor


Phone: (619) 430-1014

Hello!  My Name is Mr. Avila.

As someone who attended Bell in the late 80’s, I am thrilled to be serving the Bell community as your 7th grade counselor.  I have worked in education for 20 years, having spent most of that time as a teacher and a school counselor in both the middle school and high school level. 


I could not be happier to be back at Bell Middle, and I look forward to get to know my 7th grade families.  Please free to reach out to me for any questions or concerns.


Once a Trojan, always a Trojan!

Hi Bell families! My name is Nguyet Pham-Camacho, students call me Mrs. Pham.

I am the 8th Grade counselor. I have been an educator for 9 years and and previously a classroom teacher. I am a San Diego native and a proud City Heights first generation student and college graduate! I love my family, sports (Go CHARGERS!), and traveling.

I am excited for another to serve, support and advocate for our students and families. 

"When you exist in spaces that weren’t built for you, remember sometimes that just being you is the revolution.” 

― Elaine Welteroth

  Hola/Hello, Bell Family.  My name is Ms. Garcia.

I am honored to be working as your 6th grade School Counselor.  I have been an educator for 30 years, as a teacher and a school counselor from junior college, high school, middle school and elementary.

I am honored to be a migrant worker, an English Language learner and 1st generation college graduate.  I believe these experiences have helped shaped the passion I have for our students.

I look forward working along side our students, staff, parents/guardians and our community to support, guide and be a voice for our students.  I appreciate my family and summer travels with my five sisters.

"There's nothing more beautiful in the world than a heart that's changing."  --Navajo