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Meet Our Counselors

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Mrs. Sue Guy     

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(805) 306-4875 ext. 2713


  • BA Liberal Studies, San Diego State University
  • MA Rehabilitation Counseling, San Diego State University
  • CA Pupil Personnel Services Credential, U.C.Irvine

Sue Guy began her career as a counselor at Mission Viejo High School in Orange County.  She and her family moved to Olympia, Washington, where she was employed at Tumwater High School as a special education teacher and as a counselor.  Mrs. Guy joined the Simi Valley Unified School District in 2004 and was a counselor at Sinaloa and Hillside MIddle Schools prior to coming to Royal in 2010. 

Sue is certified trainer in suicide awareness and intervention through Livingworks, a program designed to promote suicide-safer communities. She enjoys reaching out to faculty, staff and students and training them to be alert to persons with thoughts of suicide and how to connect them to suicide intervention resources.

Helping students reach their full academic and personal potential is very rewarding to Sue and she looks forward to working with all her students and their families.

Favorite Starbucks Drink:  Mocha

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Mrs. Heather Lyle 

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(805) 306-4875 ext. 2714


  • BA Southeast Missouri University
  • MA University of La Verne
  • CA Teaching Credential: Foreign Language, Spanish
  • CA Pupil Personnel Services Credentia

Heather Lyle ran on the track and field team in high school and in college. She started her education career in 1999 at Westlake High School (teacher and coach), and moved to Santa Susana High School in 2001 teaching Spanish and World History.  Finally in 2006, she found her home at Royal High School in the counseling department.  

Heather lives in Simi Valley with her husband, daughter and son.  She loves going for walks and hiking, reading, and enjoying time with her family. 

Favorite Starbucks Drink:  Mocha Frappucinno

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   Dr. John Burton         

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      (805) 306-4875 ext. 2716


  • BS Physical Education,  California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
  • MA Counseling and Guidance, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
  • PhD Educational Administration, University of South Carolina
  • PPS Credential from San Jose State University

John Burton has been at Royal High School since 2007 and has many years of experience in education as a counselor, college professor and college football coach. He has worked as a special education counselor at J.F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills, CA. Prior to that, he was employed in Indiana as a counselor at both Anderson and Bishop Chatard High Schools. He has taught in the graduate program, the 5th year teacher credential program, and coached for four years at California Lutheran University. John also has experience as a youth counselor in the California Youth Authority. He has coached football in Lund, Sweden and has been the athletic counselor at both Pierce College and Moorpark College. 

John is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and his Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance. John received his Pupil Personnel Services Credential from San Jose State University. He also attended the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, SC., where he obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration. 

Dr. Burton loves to spend time with his wife and four kids. They enjoy traveling and camping on the beach. He is pleased to be a Highlander and looks forward to making a difference.




Mrs. Nicole Longdon

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(805) 306-4875 ext. 2717                                                               

Nicole Longdon joined the Royal High School staff in 2015 and came to us from Trenton, Tennessee where she was a teacher and high school counselor. Nicole became a counselor because she wanted to help students reach their highest potential and achieve their goals. She says, "It's been great here at Royal and I've really enjoyed meeting all of my students". Nicole now lives with her family in Simi Valley..


Favorite Starbucks Drink:  Vanilla Latte