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
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
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
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
Davidson, Robert Philip 27 high school social studies teacher / girls' basketball coach Corning Community School District Adams 2003 Sexual involvement or indecent "Davidson began the affair with one of his players in the fall of 2001, when he was 27. He had asked the educational examiners to suspend his license for three years rather than permanently ban him from teaching. Davidson, who admitted having the affair, faces no criminal charges because under Iowa law 16-year-olds are legally able to consent to sex." Revocation click here click here
Deardorff, Douglas R. 28 mathematics teacher, physical education teacher / coach West Marshall Community School Distirct Marshall 1991 Sexual involvement or indecent "Deardorff sexually assaulted a student In December 1977, and there were three later assaults, according to a complaint filed with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. The former West Marshall student was 15 at the time, the complaint says" Revocation click here click here
Deyo, Paul A. 50 teacher Regina High School (Iowa City) Johnson 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent "Deyo is accused of sexually abusing a boy in 1998 while serving at an area parish. Deyo served at St. Patrick's in Iowa City from 1991 to 1992, St. Peter's in Cosgrove from 1996 to 1997 and at St. Wenceslaus in Iowa City from 1998 to 2000. He also taught at Regina High School in Iowa City from 1991 to 2000." Revocation click here click here
Eveleth, Daniel C. 43 teacher Northwood-Kensett Community School District (Northwood-Kensett High School, Northwood, Iowa) Worth 2002 Sexual involvement or indecent "Court records said Daniel Eveleth began teaching at Northwood-Kensett and began a sexual relationship with the woman. She was a senior at the time and had reached the age of 18, the legal age of consent, court records said. The court noted that Eveleth did not have the woman as a student and that any encounters took place away from school and were consensual." Revocation click here click here
Foy, George 50 band music teacher Oelwein Community School District Fayette 1992 Sexual involvement or indecent "inappropriate behavior with a former female student on school premises and in school related activities" Revocation click here click here
Goldstein, Gary 47 government teacher Cedar Rapids Community School District (Washington High School) Linn 1993 Sexual involvement or indecent "sexual involvement with a student" Revocation click here click here
Havenhill, Joseph Asher 30 unknown Martensdale St. Mary's Community School District Warren 2004 Sexual involvement or indecent Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Krueger, Richard Jon 30 junior mathematics teacher / coach Rock Falls Community School District (Nora Springs) Floyd 1990 Sexual involvement or indecent "alleged...sexual conduct with and toward a minor student in the school system" Revocation click here click here
Lindsey, Gary C. 56 music teacher Cedar Rapids Community School District Linn 2004 Sexual involvement or indecent "The trial revealed that Lindsey had been forced out of his first teaching job in Oelwein in 1964 after admitting he'd fondled a fifth grader's breast. 'I guess it was just lust of the flesh,' Lindsey told his superintendent. Lindsey taught in Cedar Rapids schools from 1972 through 1995, according to Gazette archives...That past, according to court transcripts, included abuse accusations from a half-dozen more girls and their parents, along with reprimands from principals that were filed away, explained away and ultimately ignored until 1995, when allegations from Bramow and two other girls forced Lindsey's early retirement. Even then, he kept his teaching license until the Bramows filed a complaint with the state. He was never charged criminally." Revocation click here click here
Lowe, Terry Franklin 42 social studies teacher, physical education teacher licensure / coach authorization Semco Community School District (junior and senior high school) Marshall 1985 Sexual involvement or indecent "Nevertheless, the Commission did find sufficient the testimony from the several witnesses who stated they had been touched or fondled." 3-year suspension click here click here
Regan, Dr. Stephen D. 54 counselor Central Community School District (Central High School, Elkader, Iowa) Clayton 2001 Sexual involvement or indecent "Regan was convicted in February 2002 of a simple assault charge involving improper touching of a 17-year-old female student. He then consented to a finding of guilt in a similar incident involving another 17-year-old female at Central." 6-month suspension click here click here
Riggert, Julie Ann 22 mathematics teacher, reading teacher and physical education teacher St. Athanasius Elementary School (Jesup) Buchanan 1990 Sexual involvement or indecent "In the Summer, 1979, the relationship developed into something completely different. [Redacted] testified that beginning at that time and continuing for many years after the relationship developed into a physical, sexual relationship. [Redacted] testified and described in considerable detail many occasions where she was with her teacher and the two engaged in intimate sexual behavior" Revocation click here click here
Sanford, Vernon G. 33 unknown Marshalltown Community School District Marshall 1993 Sexual involvement or indecent "I had sexual contact with a person referenced in the complaint approximately 20 years ago. At that time the person was no longer a student of mine and no contact took place on the school premises." Revocation click here click here
Schive, Geoff 35 unknown Newton Community School District Jasper 1998 Sexual involvement or indecent Details unknown; "Schive violated standards of the profession during the 1994-95 school year, the board ruled. The ruling did not specifically say what those violations were." Revocation click here click here
Shannon, Michael 35 assistant varsity girls' basketball coach Independence Community School District (Independence High School) Buchanan 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent "former assistant varsity girls' basketball coach at Independence High School, has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a basketball player. Police said Shannon had sexual contact with a 14-year-old female and that he was charged Monday with third-degree sexual abuse" Revocation click here click here
Topping, Steve 25 science teacher / football assistant coach, baseball assistant coach and girls' basketball assistant coach Cedar Rapids Community School District (Washington High School) Linn 1992 Sexual involvement or indecent "McKenzee Ross, 18, claims that while she was a minor, teacher Steve Topping, 28, repeatedly engaged in oral sex and intercourse with her between March 25, 1990, and June 1, 1991." Revocation click here click here
VanderLinden, Thomas Lee 23 teacher / coach Waukee Community School District Dallas 1988 Sexual involvement or indecent "Respondent had violated the criteria of professional practices by engaging in inappropriate contact with a female student or students." Revocation click here click here
Weber, Gordon Allen 45 English teacher, part-time elementary school physical education teacher / junior high football coach (also was on the Keota City Council) Keota Community School District Keokuk 1993 Sexual involvement or indecent "Weber of Keota pleaded guilty March 16, 1993, to four counts of lascivious acts with a minor. Charges stemmed from incidents beginning in the fall of 1991, when the victim was approximately 16 years old and a sophomore in Keota High School" Revocation click here click here
Whittlesey, Michael 36 teacher / administrator--elementary school principal Union Community School District (LaPorte City Elementary School) Black Hawk 2001 Sexual involvement or indecent "In his appeal, Whittlesey charged the decision was fraught with 'bias and prejudice,' ignored factual evidence and relied on 'speculation, guessing and contradictory testimony' in finding probable cause to support allegations made by two elementary students, aged 9 and 12, that Whittlesey had touched them in an inappropriately sexual manner on three occasions at the La Porte City school... an administrative law judge with the state Department of Inspections and Appeals - ruled there was a 'preponderance' of evidence supporting allegations made by two minor boys" Revocation click here click here