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Welcome to Simi Valley Unified School District's new website. Please pardon our dust as we import our content and format the pages. When complete, we are confident that our new site will be a valuable resource to our community.

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Counseling Staff

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? 


Who is my counselor?

Each student is assigned to a TA class which they follow from grades 9-12. Each TA teacher is paired with a counselor. Click here to determine who your counselor is based on your TA teacher.


Ila Laguercia (

Tiffany Nesterenko:  (

Alejandro Rodriguez (

Christopher Schurer (

Lana Wastell (

College & Career Center

College & Career Counselor: Alfonso Ruiz

Front Desk:

Registrar: Beth Hankins (

Secretary: Cathy Alfano (

Counseling Office: (805) 577-1400, Then press 2
Counseling Fax: (805) 520-6633 

Additional Counseling Programs & Support:

School Psychologist:(for Special Education Services and Evaluation)
Jake Goodrich (

For detailed information regarding Special Education (IEP) and Section 504, please click here for the
SVUSD Office of Student Support Services website.  

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