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
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
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
Jurgensen, Jim/James L. 40 unknown Cedar Rapids Community School District Linn 2003 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor From IBEE: "Complaint: Sexual contact/abuse & E-mail" Revocation click here click here
Pelster, Curtis 27 instrumental music teacher Nishna Valley Community School District Mills 1998 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Although Mr. Pelster disputes many of the allegations raised by the students, he acknowledges that he may have engaged in conversations that could be viewed as inappropriate for the teacher/student relationship." | "accused of inappropriate touching and making inappropriate sexual comments to female students" 2-year suspension click here click here
Shaffer, Daniel Joseph 35 teacher, summer school tutor Keota Community School District Keokuk 1997 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "a former Keota Community School District student alleging that Respondent had improper sexual contacts with the student while the student was enrolled in the District and in Respondent's class. The Complaint was investigated by law enforcement personnel, and it was determined that there was sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations of improper sexual contact." Revocation click here click here
Williams, Steven Lee 30 middle school special education teacher / 7th grade girls' track coach Johnston Community School District (Summit Middle School) Polk 2013 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Respondent solicited sexual intercourse and other sexual acts from individuals he perceived to be a 14-year-old female and a 15-year-old female over the internet. Respondent sent the 14-year-old pictures of an erect penis during the chat conversations. Respondent also exchanged text messages with the 14-year-old. Respondent stated in the conversations that he intended to travel to the girl's residence and engage in sexual intercourse and other sexual activity with her. The 14-year-old female and 15-year-old female were 'internet personas: of a law enforcement officer.' " Revocation click here click here
Williams, Todd 0 history teacher Louisa-Muscatine Community School District (Louisa-Muscatine High School in Letts) Louisa 1999 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Sexual intercourse occurred twice weekly at Williams' home, at the Presidential Motor Inn in West Branch and in a vehicle owned by Williams, a complaint said." Revocation click here click here
Yohn, Wayne Alton Jr 39 high school guidance counselor Sigourney Community School District Keokuk 1983 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Commission found that Mr. Yohn initiated bodily contact...hugging, rubbing, grabbing, with District students 'which was of a sexual nature in motivation and execution' " Indefinite suspension click here click here