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Location & hours

ROOM 402

Mon: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tues: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm*

Weds: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm*

Thurs: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm*

Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

*For after-hours counseling assistance on Tuesday - Thursday, please proceed to Room 405 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

After-hours payments can be made in the Student Store (Room 603) on Monday - Thursday from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

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"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

- Carl Bard


Adrienne Linero
Extension 1618


Nicole Pacheco
Extension 1617

Counseling Office

Meet our counselors!

Adrienne Linero earned her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, as well as her Master's Degree in Counseling, from California State University, Fullerton in 1997.  She started her school counseling career at Hueneme High School in Oxnard, California.  After three years she joined Simi Valley Unified School District and has spent the majority of her counseling career as a counselor at Simi Valley High School.  Adrienne became part of the Simi Institute family in 2012 and thoroughly enjoys populations such as Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act, Department of Rehabilitation, Workers Compensation, and Private Vocational Rehabilitation students.  When not at work, Adrienne loves spending quality time with her husband and two children and especially loves when it includes camping at the beach or mountains.


Nicole Pacheco earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from California State University, Northridge and holds Pupil Personnel Services credentials in School Counseling and School Psychology. In 2001, Nicole started her counseling career in the Los Angeles Unified School District at Van Nuys High School. She then worked at Royal High School and Santa Susana High School prior to joining the adult education division of the Simi Valley Unified School District. Nicole works closely with our high school diploma students and manages our Pearson-VUE test center in addition to working with English as a Second Language, Cosmetology, Welding, Machine Technology, and concurrently enrolled high school students. Nicole believes that finding a rewarding career requires a lot of research and introspection and she is happy to help our high school diploma students with this process. Nicole enjoys hiking, whitewater kayaking, and backpacking.

Office Contacts

Colleen Trubia
School Services Assistant
(805) 579-6200 ext. 1614

Program areas:

  • Business/Computer Technology
  • Community Enrichment
  • Computer Graphics
  • Cosmetology/Esthetician/ Manicuring
  • Department of Rehabilitation
  • English as a Second Language
  • Machine Technology
  • Parent Education
  • Welding

Kris Owen
School Services Assistant
(805) 579-6200 ext. 1615

Program areas:

  • GED Test/Transcripts
  • High School Concurrent Registration
  • Online Courses
  • Pearson-VUE Test Center
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Workers Compensation

Yvonne Persico
(805) 579-6200 ext. 1616

Program areas:

  • General Education Verification Requests
  • High School Diploma Program
  • High School Transcript Requests

Ian Green

Allied Health Secretary
(805) 579-6200 ext. 1612

Program areas: 

  • Medical Transcripts
  • Medical Programs - Education Verifications