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
Gronewold, Rusty Allen 34 science teacher Perry Community School District Dallas 2002 Criminal sexual offenses "testimony from a [14-year-old] girl who claimed to have had oral and anal sex with Gronewold during some of their encounters at school" Revocation click here click here
Padilla, Philip David 39 social studies teacher / boys' basketball coach Van Meter Community School District Dallas 2007 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor "Philip Padilla was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for third-degree sexual abuse and an additional two years for sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist or school employee. Records show that the 40-year-old had a consensual sexual relationship with a then 14-year-old female student at Van Meter. He was arrested in September 2006" Revocation click here click here
Ploog, Haely Suzanne 30 teacher Woodward Academy Dallas 2008 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "a former teacher at Woodward Academy who was fired for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student" 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