Meet the Counselors

Tricia Simpson
6th Grade, 7th grade A-L
Contact: [email protected] 

Mrs. Simpson joined the Pelham Park family in 2022.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a Master of Education degree in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University.  Mrs. Simpson has worked as a school counselor in elementary and middle school settings.  In addition to counseling, she has worked in the college student services, non-profit, banking and retail sectors.  Originally from Tennessee, she has lived in the Birmingham area since 2000 with her husband and two children.  Mrs. Simpson spends her free time serving in her community and church.  She also enjoys family time, travel and visiting bakeries.
Google Classroom Codes:
6th grade - qxgqkit
7th grade - 4sljts5


Nicole Howell

7th Grade M-Z, 8th grade


Mrs. Howell joined the Pelham Park family in the Spring of 2023. She holds a BA in Human Development from Samford University, a MA in Counseling from UAB, and an Ed.S in School Counseling from UWA. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. Mrs. Howell has worked as a School Counselor in the middle school setting for the last 5 years. Prior to counseling, she worked in child life development research. Originally from Georgia, Mrs. Howell has lived in Birmingham since 2011. She married her husband in 2021 and they welcomed their first little boy into the world in January 2023. Mrs. Howell loves to spend her free time outside with her two doodles, going to the farmer’s market with her son, and hanging out with her family.

Google Classroom Codes:

7th grade: 4sljts5

8th grade: ct5mtaw