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
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
Demmer, Jacquelyn 30 counselor Archdiocese of Dubuque (Don Bosco Catholic High School) Black Hawk 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent engaged in grooming behavior, giving the student a personal check for $150 to buy a prom dress, buying the student two pairs of earrings, and also giving the student a pair of shoes. Respondent did not similarly buy gifts for other students... Respondent purchased Melatonin, an over-the-counter sleep medication, for the student... Respondent believed the student was being abuse but failed to file a child abuse report with the Department of Human Services." 3-year suspension click here click here
Elliott, Troy Douglas 32 high school mathematics teacher / head football coach Malcolm Price Laboratory School (UNI) Black Hawk 2014 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "The investigation revealed that Respondent had relationships that were beyond the bounds of appropriate teacher-student relationships. Respondent contacted students via phone and Facebook, tutored students while on administrative leave, and had students over to his home. Respondent provided alcohol to students at his home." 3-year suspension click here click here
Neff, Michael Glen 43 substitute teacher Waterloo Community School District (Columbus High School) Black Hawk 1991 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "[Neff] readily conceded that he had touched the student, kissed her, shared certain passages of erotic literature with her and acknowledged these could be misunderstood by a teenage student." Revocation 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
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