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
Barth, Dan Francis 38 teacher / band director Knoxville Community School District Marion 2002 Sexual involvement or indecent "engaged in a sexual relationship with a female student, which began while she was a senior in high school...the student told the investigator that...they had engaged in kissing and sex at school" Revocation click here click here
Bennett, David L. 40 science teacher / coach Melcher-Dallas Community School District Marion 2012 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "On November 11, 2010, Respondent touched a student's inner thigh and vaginal area. Respondent also [performed oral sex on the student]" Revocation click here click here
Graham, Sidney L. 55 administrator--elementary school principal Knoxville Community School District (West Elementary School) Marion 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor "they took statements on May 24 from a 9-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy, both West Elementary students, that Graham had taken them camping at Red Rock. While in Graham's camper, they alleged that Graham performed oral sex acts on them and had them perform oral sex acts on each other" 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
O'Connor, Jay 32 teacher / coach Melcher-Dallas Community School District Marion 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "a complaint by a 15-year-old baby sitter and her mother led authorities to obtain a search warrant that enabled sheriffs officials to find the tape. It allegedly depicts the girl, naked, in a bathroom." Revocation click here click here
Thompson, Benjamin James 27 music teacher (assistant band director) Pella Community School District (High School) Marion 2016 Not specified "Authorities say Thompson had been talking on the phone, texting and Skyping images of a sexual nature with the [15-year-old] girl and eventually drove to Charles City to meet her, picking her up in his vehicle on three different occasions in and driving to remote areas of Floyd County to have sex with her." Revocation click here click here