Educator Relationship Misconduct Database

Educator Relationship Misconduct Database

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Educators accused and disciplined by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for relationship misconduct since 1981 and posted on the IBEE website. This dataset includes teachers, coaches and administrators licensed by the State of Iowa. Educator ages represent when alleged incidents occurred, not when educators were disciplined by the State. URLs (viewable by scrolling to the right) are provided for IBEE disciplinary documents and related news accounts, which often provided greater detail than the documents posted by the IBEE.

Name Age Position District County Year Allegation Type Notes Sanction Type Ibee More Info
Ahrar, Shahram Sean 29 teacher Cedar Falls Community School District Black Hawk 1997 Sexual involvement or indecent "to engage in an act of sexual intercourse with a student and to provide and allow for the consumption of beer by this student" Revocation click here click here
Amosson, Anthony/Tony 28 4th grade teacher / coach Martensdale St. Mary's Community School District Warren 1995 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Became personally involved with the student, pursued a nonprofessional relationship that was inappropriate." | "An investigator determined in June that Amosson likely had a sexual relationship with the student, who was serving as a teacher's helper" Revocation click here click here
Anderson, Mark Allen 37 girls' softball coach, girls' basketball coach Keota Community School District Keokuk 2000 Criminal sexual offenses In the 2000 trial, a 15-year-old "described four occasions in which she engaged in sexual intercourse with Anderson. She testified she had sexual intercourse with Anderson on two occasions in the camper, once in the bedroom of Anderson's home, and once in a schoolroom of the elementary school in Keota." The Iowa Supreme Court reversed and remanded for a new trial in late 2001. Revocation click here click here
Ankrum, Daniel 31 special needs paraeducator / assistant girls track coach Waterloo Community School District Black Hawk 2015 Criminal sexual offenses "Investigators allege he had a relationship with a 16-year-old student that included sexual contact from January to March 2014. The girl wasn’t a pupil of his" Revocation click here click here
Antonson, Jennifer Rebecca 34 K-12 special education teacher Sioux City Community School District (West High School) Sioux 2014 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that exceeded the boundaries of a teacher/student relationship. Respondent communicated with the student via email and wrote numerous notes to the student. The communications were inappropriate for a teacher to have with a student." Revocation click here click here
Archer, Milton F. 56 government teacher Estherville Community School District (Estherville High School) Emmet 1991 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "I took her by the hand and took her into C Wing, gave her a kiss, she smiled and we passed out into our classes. I do not feel I did anything wrong." 3-year suspension click here click here
Ayers, Leland Dirk 50 high school social studies teacher / basketball coach and volleyball coach New Hampton Community School District Chickasaw 2006 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Ayers found the unidentified girl's profile and sent her a message seeking a sexual relationship, according to records" Revocation click here click here
Bahr, Dave 33 physical education teacher / girls' basketball coach Albia Community School District Monroe 1987 Sexual involvement or indecent "the Commission finds that there is substantial evidence supporting the fact that certain touching and kissing did occur...the Commission finds that the events regarding the senior party did take place, that Mr. Bahr was involved, he consumed alcoholic beverages, and that he did kiss [redacted] on the lips in front of other students." Reprimand click here click here
Bardole, Richard A. 37 music teacher Ogden Community School District (Ogden Middle School) Boone 2006 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Middle school teacher Richard Bardole, 54, was arrested last week after two former students said he abused them 17 years ago, police said. Bardole, a music teacher at Ogden Middle School, admitted to fondling the women when they were students, Assistant Police Chief Tony Jones said. He said Bardole also admitted to abusing a current student." Revocation click here click here
Barth, Dan Francis 38 teacher / band director Knoxville Community School District Marion 2002 Sexual involvement or indecent "engaged in a sexual relationship with a female student, which began while she was a senior in high school...the student told the investigator that...they had engaged in kissing and sex at school" Revocation click here click here
Beard, Duane 31 special education teacher Red Oak Community School District Montgomery 1987 Sexual involvement or indecent "court documents accuse Beard of molesting the [14-year-old] boy in the spring of 1983 at a Des Moines Howard Johnson's motel. The boy 'was in Beard's custody...and (Beard) did use his authority to force him to submit to intercourse,' according to court documents." Revocation click here click here
Bekkerus, Perry C. 48 music teacher Denison Community School District Crawford 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent exchanged messages of a personal nature with a 14-year-old incoming freshman student on Facebook at 2 a.m. In addition, the investigation revealed that Respondent inappropriately used his school-issued email account. Respondent denies the allegations but agrees to this settlement" Reprimand and 18-month license suspension click here click here
Benford, Kevin 50 vocal music teacher--show choir director Cedar Rapids Community School District (Kennedy High School) Linn 2006 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "during the 2003-2004 school year, Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship and inappropriate contact with a student by engaging in personal conversation via instant messaging, entertaining the student in the evening without parental consent, and inappropriately touching the student." Suspension click here click here
Bennett, David L. 40 science teacher / coach Melcher-Dallas Community School District Marion 2012 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "On November 11, 2010, Respondent touched a student's inner thigh and vaginal area. Respondent also [performed oral sex on the student]" Revocation click here click here
Berg, Sean 24 general music teacher, choral director Dowling Catholic High School Polk 1998 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent admitted kissing the student on the lips while engaged in a passionate embrace" Revocation click here click here
Boulton, Buddy 31 guidance counselor / boys' basketball coach Keota Community School District Keokuk 2003 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Although Mr. Boulton disputes some of the allegations raised by the District, he acknowledges that he may have engaged in conduct that could be viewed as inappropriate for the teacher/student relationship" 2-year suspension click here click here
Bowlin, Michael W. 28 coach Indianola Community School District Warren 1996 Criminal sexual offenses "revoked the coaching license of Michael W. Bowlin of Indianola after he was found guilty of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse" Revocation click here click here
Brown, James V. 27 instrumental music teacher / summer day care provider for a 9-year-old boy Central City Community School District Linn 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "The boy came forward in May of 1998 and told his mother that Brown had done 'nasty things' to him, including performing oral sex and sodomy and making him look at pornographic pictures on the computer." Revocation click here click here
Buck, Andrew 26 middle school band music teacher / girls’ high school golf coach Anamosa Community School District (West Middle School band, Anamosa High School) Jones 2011 Sexual involvement or indecent, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "admitted touching the victim’s thigh on one occasion" "accused of engaging in a pattern of sexual conduct on three occasions with an 18-year-old female student at Anamosa High School." Revocation click here click here
Burke, Robert 42 administrator--principal Dubuque Community School District (Sageville Elementary School) Dubuque 2012 Criminal sexual offenses "accused of downloading child pornography and videotaping students in the boy’s restroom at school" Revocation click here click here
Chamberlin, Jeremy 32 business teacher / volleyball coach Oskaloosa Community School District Mahaska 2011 Criminal sexual offenses; Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "alleged that Respondent sent numerous inappropriate text messages to a female student...included naked photographs of the Respondent and student...invited the student over to his house. While there...kissing and fondling,,,touched the student's buttocks, and touched the student's breasts" Revocation click here click here
Chargualaf, Joseph 52 unknown Des Moines Public Schools Polk 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Christianson, Steven Alan 57 high school Spanish teacher Mason City Community School District Cerro Gordo 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher/student relationship. Respondent and the student communicated via Facebook, text message, and in person. The conversations were inappropriate for a teacher to have with a student. The contact continued after Respondent had been asked to cease contact with the student. Additionally, Respondent made inappropriate physical contact with a student" Revocation click here click here
Churchman, Layton Douglas "Doug" 43 vocal music teacher--choir director Southeast Polk Community School District Polk 2008 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Clute, Jan Hayes 45 teacher / speech pathologist Keystone Area Education Agency Clayton 1994 Criminal sexual offenses "Jan H. Clute, 48, of Mount Vernon, charged with third-degree sexual abuse, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of incest. He was accused of committing the offense between July 1990 and June 1991." Revocation click here click here
Coates Sr., Barry D. 42 at-risk counselor Council Bluffs Community School District Pottawattamie 1995 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Mr. Coates candidly admitted that he had performed a form of breast exams on [redacted] on two different occasions...Coates admitted having done abdominal exams...where he told her she was not pregnant by simply feeling her stomach...also conceded he had suggested video taping...as a form of sex therapy" 3-year suspension click here click here
Colsch, Daniel 26 science teacher Mount Vernon Community School District Linn 2001 Telephone dissemination of obscene material "As they continued e-mail chats over the next month, 'Conan Dan 25' started making comments about the girl having a nice body and started asking sexually oriented questions, the court document said. At one point, the [15-year-old] girl said she was asked to come to his office at school and perform a sex act, according to the document." Revocation click here click here
Conaway, Margo 27 Spanish teacher Grinnell-Newberg Community School District (Grinnell High School) Poweshiek 1998 Sexual involvement or indecent "Conaway admitted to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in November and December 1997" Revocation click here click here
Coppock, Shad 28 high school physical education teacher / boys' basketball coach and girls' golf coach St. Albert High School (Council Bluffs, Iowa) Pottawattamie 2004 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "The preponderance of the evidence established that the Respondent has sexually harassed female students by making inappropriately personal and embarassing remakrs to them. ... He sent at least one student...an instant message indicating an inappropriately personal and familiar relationship." 3-year suspension click here click here
Cord, James R. Jr. 25 high school instrumental music teacher Ogden Community School District Boone 2002 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "the record suggests that the Respondent was initially motivated by a genuine concert for [student initials] and a desire to get her professional help for her personal problems. However, the Respondent obviously lost sight of his professional responsibility as a licensed teacher and allowed his legitimate concern to develop into an inappropriate and misguided romantic relationship with the student" Revocation click here click here