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Find Your Counselor

Students are assigned a Teacher Advisement (TA) class, usually scheduled on Mondays. Each TA class is linked to a specific counselor through its Teacher Advisor. Parents and students can identify the associated counselor for a TA class by referring to the SVHS Counseling Units 2023-2024 document.

The SVHS counseling team standing in front of the counseling building.

Counseling Team

Ila Laguercia:

Tiffany Nesterenko:

Alejandro Rodriguez:

Christopher Schurer:

Lana Wastell:

College & Career Center

Alfonso Ruiz:

Front Desk Team

Registrar: Beth Hankins 

Secretary: Cathy Alfano


Counseling Office: (805) 577-1400 (Press 2)

Counseling Fax: (805) 520-6633 

Additional Counseling Programs & Support

School Psychologist (Special Education Services & Evaluation): Jake Goodrich:

For detailed information regarding Special Education (IEP) and Section 504, visit SVUSD Office of Student Support Service.

Our Mission

Working in partnership with parents, students, teachers and administrators; our mission is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that attends to the needs of all students. We support students through responsive and developmental services such as personal and social counseling, academic guidance and support, career exploration, college planning, and student and family advocacy.

Our Role

Simi Valley High School students are served by four full-time counselors. The Counseling Team is an integral and vital component in the development of the academic and personal goals of all students. We plan, implement and evaluate a counseling program that includes academic, career, personal and social development for all students. We work with parents, teachers and staff to advocate for high academic achievement and appropriate social development for each student.

Please click on this link to learn more about the role of School Counselors by the American School Counselor Association:  Who Are School Counselors? 


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