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Office Hours

The Counseling Office is CLOSED during the school year on most days when school is NOT in session.

Counselors are available to students on a walk-in basis during:

  • ACE
  • Lunch 
  • After School

If your counselor is unavailable when you drop in, students may fill out a red form in the counseling office or email their counselor to set up an appointment.

Counseling Department

Counseling Department

Join REMIND and Stay Connected!

Remind is a free, safe messaging app that keeps families up to date with what’s happening in the Counseling Office.  Remind is free to use for teachers, students, and parents. Standard text messaging and data rates may apply, so check to see if you’re on a per-text phone plan or a limited data plan. You can always log in to your account on the web. 

Join your students class below to stay informed!

Meet our counseling staff

Students at Santa Susana High School are assigned to their counselor based on the first letter of their last name for all grades 9 through 12.


Ms. Devyn Thompson 

Last Names A-F


Mrs. Lisa Hotz

Last Names G - N


Ms. Kelsey McMahon

Last Names O-Z

Schedule a Virtual Appointment with Your Counselor:

Your counselors are available to meet with you! Whether you have questions about classes, need help planning for your future, or have social-emotional concerns, your counselors are here for you! Use the links above to schedule an appointment with your counselor.

***Please make sure your name and phone number are listed in the appointment box**

College & Career Coordinator

Mrs. Jennifer Wigdor

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Mrs. Sue Petralia

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Counseling Secretary

Mrs. Sandra FitzGerald

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Our mission

The Santa Susana High School Counseling Department is an integral and vital component in the development of the academic and personal goals of all students. Our program provides student-centered advising designed to develop and enhance the academic, social, career, and personal strengths for all students. We work with parents, teachers and staff to advocate for high academic achievement and appropriate social development for each student so that they develop the skills necessary to become well-adjusted, productive adults of tomorrow. Additionally, we strives to work with students, parents and other staff to facilitate transitions throughout the high school years. We encourage students to be independent, to effectively communicate their needs, and make decisions that will prepare them to be productive and successful in their chosen academic and career paths.