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
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
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
Drahozal, Walter 53 6th grade teacher Norway Community School District & Benton Community School District Benton 2010 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent was communicating with students via instant messaging and email, expressing feelings for the students, commenting inappropriately on the students' physical appearances, and having sexual conversations with the students." | " 'Well HEY to you all,' he wrote, giving special attention to one 13-year-old girl: 'Dangit, but you're hott!' As the summer unfolded, he became bolder in his notes to that 'hott' student. He asked detailed questions about her sexual experience, asked for photos, asked to visit her, double-checked to make sure she didn't share her instant-messaging account with her mother." Revocation click here click here
Grosenheider, Samantha 29 7th grade & 8th grade special education Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School District Cherokee 2011 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "alleged that Respondent sent numerous text messages to male students covering topics inappropriate for a student-teacher relationship. Several of the text messages solicited an affair with one student and sought inappropriate photographs of the student" 5-year suspension click here click here
Hendricks, Jeremy David 25 assistant wrestling coach Marshalltown Community School District (Marshalltown High School) Marshall 2005 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Former Marshalltown coach Jeremy Hendricks, 28, will be sentenced later this month on a misdemeanor charge of sexual exploitation by a school employee. Hendricks, a former assistant wrestling coach, was accused of an inappropriate relationship with a student at Marshalltown High School. He was charged in 2005 with a felony. According to court records, Hendricks entered an Alford plea to the lesser charge on Dec. 12. That means he doesn't admit guilt, but acknowledges he likely would be found guilty if he went to trial." Revocation click here click here
Johnson, Stephanie L. 0 high school English teacher and 11th grade class sponsor North Polk Community School District Polk 2014 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent eventually admitted sending photos of her breasts and butt to the student by text message on a few occasions. Respondent referred to it as 'sexting' back and forth...The student admitted that he and Respondent had texted and had sent nude photos to each other." Revocation click here click here
Jones, Adam Seaborn 40 high school science teacher Council Bluffs Community School District (Thomas Jefferson High School) Pottawattamie 2013 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent texted a student numerous times. The text messages included solicitations for a relationship, texts about having sex, texts about taking unauthorized drugs and consuming alcohol with the student, and multiple requests that the student spend the night at Respondent's residence. Respondent also had the student over to his residence for dinner. Respondent provided the student with Alprazolam...and allowed the student to take the Alprazolam in his presence. Respondent pled guilty to Delivery of a Controlled Substance." Revocation click here click here
Miller, Kevin R. 0 unknown unknown unknown 2009 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Nelson, Lee G. 71 band music teacher Harlan Community School District Shelby 2013 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "the victim took the stand and testified that from between October 2012 and February 2013 when she was a late teen, Nelson held her hand, played footsie and touched her thigh throughout private lessons held at the school district, on band trips and at Nelson’s home." Revocation click here click here
Reed, Suzette 32 high school mathematics teacher Clarinda Community School District Page 2011 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that was inappropriate for a teacher and student. Respondent and the student engaged in suggestive conversation. Thirty-one days after the student's graduation, Respondent and the student had a sexual relationship." 5-year suspension click here click here
Rehder, LaVerne Lyle 55 mathematics teacher, driver's education teacher Union-Whitten Community School District Grundy 1994 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "alleged that Respondent, despite warnings from staff, developed a relationship with a student, that said student was a female, that the Respondent and the student a very close relationship, and that relationship progressed and became a physical relationship during the spring and summer of 1990." Settlement Agreement to never reapply for either a renewal or a new license in Iowa click here click here
Spencer, Jeffrey L. 42 teacher for students with behavioral and scholastic problems Marshalltown Community School District (Lenihan Intermediate School) Marshall 2007 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Spencer, 44, was charged in September 2005 with sexual exploitation by a school employee, indecent contact with a child and lascivious acts with a minor after the girl's father tapped the phone and discovered conversations of a sexual nature." Revocation click here click here
Thomas, Laurie 28 high school and middle school music teacher South Tama Community School District Tama 2012 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent had a relationship with a student identified in the investigative report that was inappropriate for a teacher and student. The inappropriate relationship began while the student was still in school and progressed after graduation to include kissing and fondling. The student had graduated but was a minor at the time of the inappropriate physical contact." 3-year suspension click here click here
Twigg, Larry 51 business teacher, computer teacher Waterloo Community School District Black Hawk 2011 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "On several occasions, Respondent made students partially disrobe at his house. After partially disrobing, the students were required to perform certain tasks as purported punishment. On another occasion, after the student partially disrobed, Respondent spanked the student." | "accused of paying a minor to strip down to his boxers, stand in the shower and let Twigg pour chocolate syrup on him. Another count alleges Twigg paid a minor to strip down, go outside and make snow angels at his home" Revocation click here click here
Van Gorkom, Mark 31 5th grade teacher / high school girls' basketball coach Lake Mills Community School District Winnebago 2010 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent sent numerous inappropriate text messages to several female students including attempts to get the students to come to his house, comments regarding the students' physical appearance, requests for photographs of the students, and other inappropriate comments for a student-teacher relationship." | " 'Respondent: ... Its cold and windy. Time for a shower to warm up. Sorry you are missing it. LOL' (1:37 p.m.)" 18-month suspension click here click here
Young, Terrence J. 30 K-12 physical education teacher and athletic director / baseball coach Essex Community School District Page 2013 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent had a relationship with a student that exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher/student relationship. Respondent and the student communicated in person, over the phone and by text message. Respondent had the student babysit for his children. Respondent solicited at sexual act from the student while she was at his house and after she returned home. After the school became aware of the incident, Respondent attempted to influence the student's report to the school." Revocation click here click here