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
Dyer, Alex 34 band teacher Carlisle Community School District (Carlisle High School) Warren 2011 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "[Dyer]... is eligible to ask the court to remove from his criminal record any mention that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old student" Revocation click here click here
Hoffman, Benjamin Joseph 23 7th grade language arts teacher Urbandale Community School District Polk 2015 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Investigators say Hoffman sexually abused a 13-year-old Urbandale Middle School student and a former, 14-year-old student at Norwalk Middle School, where Hoffman served as a student teacher. Police say the abuse to the two girls took place between May and July of this year at Hoffman’s West Des Moines apartment." Revocation click here click here
Mikels, Justin Curtis 25 high school social studies teacher / middle school baseball coach Knoxville Community School District (GOAL Alternative High School) Marion 2010 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Mikels allegedly took one of these girls into an empty storage room at GOAL High School, where he taught at the time, and asked her for sexual favors. ... In the other incident, Mikels allegedly took a girl into the restroom at GOAL and had intercourse with her." Revocation click here click here
Mulroy, Melissa Whitney 29 special education teacher, 9th grade through 12th grade Sioux City Community School District Woodbury 2009 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "during the months of November and December 2008, Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student from another district. The student was 17 years old. The parties met through their involvement with AA. The inappropriate relationship did not grow out of a teacher/student relationship or an educational environment." 5-year suspension click here click here
Reimers, Brandon 26 paraeducator / music teacher--assistant show choir director Muscatine Community School District (Muscatine High School) Muscatine 2011 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Muscatine County authorities today charged Brandon Reimers, 27, of Muscatine with sexual abuse of a 15-year-old, sexual exploitation by a school employee and providing alcohol to a minor." Revocation click here click here
Rettler, Kenneth 27 biology teacher Des Moines Public Schools (Scavo Alternative High School) Polk 2010 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Teacher also coerced victim to send nude pictures of herself to his cell phone" "Respondent had sexual contact with the student, resulting in the student becoming pregnant with Respondent's child" Revocation click here click here
Ziesman, Chad 33 substitute teacher / wrestling coach, football coach and track coach Urbandale Community School District Polk 2012 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent exchanged hundreds of text messages with a 14-year-old student. Respondent also exchanged messages with the student via Facebook...The messages solicited pictures from the student, commented on the student's physical appearance. Respondent attempted to meet with the student at approximately midnight for activities that were inappropriate for a teacher-student relationship" " 'please don't call me a creeper for trying to get a pic' and 'if I don't get a pic, can you give me your address to catch a glimpse during shower time' " " Revocation click here click here