La Vista Middle School Counselors

  • 8th Grade Counselor, Brian Maddy

    Greetings Monarch Nation!

    My name is Brian Maddy and I am the 8th grade counselor at La Vista Middle School.  I am looking forward to a successful and enjoyable school year!  I received my teaching degree from Iowa State University and a Master’s degree in School Counseling from Creighton University.  I truly enjoy being an educator and there is nothing more rewarding than helping students realize their potential.

    My wife, Teresa, and I enjoy traveling to Major League baseball stadiums and have a goal to visit all of them as soon as possible.  Our children, Maya and Mitchell, keep us busy with their activities and different events.  As a family, we enjoy playing with our dogs, traveling, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones and Chicago Cubs!  We recently moved to Papillion from Redlands, California.  We are excited to be back in the Midwest and we are looking forward to being part of this community.

    At La Vista Middle School you will find a top notch staff as well as amazing students.  I look forward to working with the students, staff, and families that make up this great community.   As we move through the school year please do not hesitate to contact me.  Again, I am very excited for the school year to begin and together we can make it a great year!

    Brian Maddy

    (402) 898-0436

  • 7th Grade Counselor, Ally Derby

    Hello Monarch Nation!

    My name is Ally Derby, and I am the 7th grade counselor at La Vista Middle School. I am a passionate learner with a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education and a Masters degree in K-12 School Counseling.  I help sponsor Games Club and Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Club here at La Vista Middle School.  Before becoming a counselor, I taught Chemistry at Papillion La Vista High School for 5 years.

    As a former athlete and coach, I spend as much time outside as I can. My husband, Logan, and I love traveling and visiting family throughout the country.  I believe in the power of collaboration and community, and I am honored to be a part of the family at La Vista Middle School. Please reach out any time with any questions or concerns – I am happy to help!


    Ally Derby
    (402) 898 - 0436