Papillion La Vista South High School Administrators

 Jeff Spilker

Phone: 402-829-4633

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Jeff Spilker

Jeff Spilker is the Principal at Papillion-La Vista South High School.  He works with Seniors (last name A-G). Mr. Spilker came to Papillion-La Vista South in 2005, after receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Along with teaching math, Mr. Spilker previously served as an Assistant Principal at PLSHS and has also served as an assistant baseball coach for the Titans.  Mr. Spilker has received a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in technology along with a Master’s of Educational Administration.

 Brent Gehring

Phone: 402-829-4616

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Brent Gehring

Mr. Brent Gehring is an assistant principal at Papillion La Vista South.   He primarily works with all Sophomores and Seniors (last names H-N). Mr. Gehring began his career at Bellevue East High School as an business teacher, FBLA and DECA advisor, as well as an assistant boys basketball coach.  He earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

 Brett Grell

Phone: 402-829-4632

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Brett Grell

Mr. Brett Grell is an Assistant Principal at Papillion-La Vista South. Mr. Grell works with all Juniors and Seniors (last names O-Z). He took on this role in January of 2010 after serving as an English teacher at PLSHS for the previous six years. He came to the district from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he served as Head of Humanities at Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School. He is a graduate of Knox College with Undergraduate degrees in English and Secondary Education. He received his Master of Secondary Administration degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2008. 

 Jessica Prusha

Phone: 402-829-4617

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Jessica Prusha

Mrs. Jessica Prusha is an assistant principal at Papillion La Vista South.   She primarily works with all Freshman. Mrs. Prusha began her career at her alma mater, Omaha Bryan High School as an English teacher.  Most previously, Mrs. Prusha spent seven years at Bellevue West High School and served as a dean for five years.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and a Certificate in Urban Instruction at University of Nebraska-Omaha.

 Jeremy Van Ackeren

Phone: 402-829-4618

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Jeremy Van Ackeren

Mr. Jeremy Van Ackeren is the Assistant Principal/Activities Director at Papillion-La Vista South High School. Prior to coming to PLSHS, Jeremy was an Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Papillion Junior High for 3 years. Mr. VanAckeren began his teaching career at Leigh Community Schools in 1993 where he coached three sports and taught math.  He then taught math and coached at Norfolk Senior High School for 8 years before moving on to Papillion Junior High.  While at Papillion Junior High, he taught math for 4 years and was the Head Girls Basketball Coach at Papillion-LaVista South.  Mr. VanAckeren received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State College in the area of Secondary Education-Math.  He also received his Master of Educational Administration-Secondary degree from Wayne State in 2000.