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
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
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
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
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
Decker, Daniel Webster 51 teacher Mason City Community School District Cerro Gordo 1988 Criminal sexual offenses "pleaded guilty to lascivious acts with a child" Revocation click here click here
Freier, Eugene Clark 54 counselor Sioux Rapids-Rembrandt Community School District Buena Vista 1988 Criminal sexual offenses "pleaded guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree" Revocation click here click here
Gammell, Eldon R. 55 high school English teacher and volleyball coach Creston Community School District (Creston High School) Union 1994 Criminal sexual offenses "charged with one count of lascivious conduct with a minor and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse" Revocation click here click here
Garoutte, Michael W. 47 industrial technology teacher Linn-Mar Community School District Linn 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "charged with third-degree sexual abuse on suspicion of engaging in a sex act with a 15-year-old male student at Linn-Mar Middle School" Revocation click here click here
Glanzer, Brian John 26 teacher West Sioux Community School District (Hawarden, IA) Sioux 1997 Criminal sexual offenses "I inappropriately touched a 13 year old male which involved sexual contact" Revocation click here click here
Graham, David 48 teacher Des Moines Independent School District (Weeks Transitional School) Polk 1987 Criminal sexual offenses "pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit lascivious acts with a child" Revocation click here click here
Gronewold, Rusty Allen 34 science teacher Perry Community School District Dallas 2002 Criminal sexual offenses "testimony from a [14-year-old] girl who claimed to have had oral and anal sex with Gronewold during some of their encounters at school" Revocation click here click here
Hannam, Paul Russell 38 teacher St. Ansgar Community School District Worth 1990 Criminal sexual offenses "see Worth Co. District Court No. 2651" Revocation click here click here
Hanselman, James Dean 25 3rd grade teacher / junior high girls' basketball coach Sentral Community School District Kossuth 2001 Criminal sexual offenses "daughter told her that the Respondent had convinced her to have sexual intercourse with him, told her that he would divorce his wife, that he loved her and would wait for her to turn eighteen" Revocation click here click here
Hawkins, Paul G. 33 teacher Anamosa Community School District Jones 1982 Criminal sexual offenses "engaged in sexual acts with two young male students" Indefinite suspension click here click here
Jansen, Thomas Allen 48 teacher / head of Central's program for talented and gifted students Davenport Community School District (Central High School) Scott 1996 Criminal sexual offenses "sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old female student in a Central High School classroom" Revocation click here click here
Knobbe, Ross Michael 25 7-12 social studies teacher Pomeroy-Palmer Community School District Calhoun 2010 Criminal sexual offenses "complaint...charging Respondent with Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee...Respondent pled guilty to Tampering with a Witness...and Assault...sentenced to 2 years in prison, suspended" 2-year suspension click here click here
Lambert, Jason 27 high school vocal music teacher Mount Pleasant Community School District (Mount Pleasant High School) Henry 2005 Criminal sexual offenses "admitted to kissing and touching a female student" Revocation click here click here
Lovell, Lynn Ralph 42 science teacher / coach Dike Community School District Grundy 1988 Criminal sexual offenses "allegations of improper conduct with minor students on school hours and school property" Revocation click here click here
McKinney, Richard J. 38 teacher Indianola Community School District Warren 1982 Criminal sexual offenses "lascivious acts with a child" allegation Indefinite suspension click here click here
O'Connor, Jay 32 teacher / coach Melcher-Dallas Community School District Marion 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "a complaint by a 15-year-old baby sitter and her mother led authorities to obtain a search warrant that enabled sheriffs officials to find the tape. It allegedly depicts the girl, naked, in a bathroom." Revocation click here click here
Pendergrass, George Patrick 40 6th grade teacher / high school girls' volleyball and track coach Albia Community School District Monroe 1990 Criminal sexual offenses "sentenced to 10 years in prison for the third-degree sexual abuse of a 14-year-old Albia girl" Revocation click here click here
Perdue, Thomas E. 42 7th grade and 8th grade math teacher / high school softball coach Ogden Community School District Boone 1996 Criminal sexual offenses "Perdue been a teacher and coach in Ogden for 20 years when videotapes of girls and women undressing at the locker room were found at his house in 1995. He pleaded guilty to several counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and served six months in prison." Revocation click here click here
Radcliffe, Tyler Marc 21 softball coach / teacher associate Hampton-Dumont Community School District Franklin 2009 Criminal sexual offenses "initially charged with two counts: Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree and Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee" Revocation click here click here
Rohwer, Erin Marie 27 English teacher Dowling Catholic High School Polk 2009 Criminal sexual offenses "had sex more than once with the male student, who was 18 at the time" Revocation click here click here
Shannon, Lance 27 special education teacher--multidisability resource / basketball coach, volleyball coach Area Education Agency 7 (Sumner High School) Ida 1999 Criminal sexual offenses "Respondent entered a plea of guilty to the crime of Lascivious Acts With A Child...In return for this plea agreement, the state of Iowa agreed to dismiss four other pending counts...relationship with the 13-year-old child, which took place out of school...The Respondent...did coach her in AAU basketball and volleyball. The relationship did not include sexual intercourse. (Testimony of Respondent)" Revocation click here click here
Sharp, Larry Dean 55 teacher Newton Community School District Jasper 1994 Criminal sexual offenses "In March, 1993, I was charged with lascivious conduct with a minor (a male student)...I admitted that my actions in regard to this student were inappropriate and unprofessional. I have previously resigned my teaching position, the criminal charges have been disposed of, and I have undergone appropriate evaluation and treatment." Revocation click here click here
Simmons, David 29 science teacher Cedar Rapids Community School District Linn 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "convicted of unlawfully engaging in sex with a 14-year-old [girl]...and a 15-year-old girl" "The younger girl testified about how e-mail exchanges with Simmons evolved into a sexual relationship. She testified that she and Simmons had sex five times in an equipment room off the wrestling room at Jefferson. The older girl testified about a year-and-a-half sexual relationship she had with Simmons, saying the two had sex at school and each other's homes." Revocation click here click here
Sorensen, David Scott 34 5th grade teacher Fort Madison Community School District (Denmark Elementary School) Lee 1994 Criminal sexual offenses "10 year old [girl] related that Mr. Sorensen had, on numerous occasions, inappropriately touched her while she was a student...generally when other students were not in the room" "pled guilty to...indecent contact with a child" Revocation click here click here