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
Deardorff, Douglas R. 28 mathematics teacher, physical education teacher / coach West Marshall Community School Distirct Marshall 1991 Sexual involvement or indecent "Deardorff sexually assaulted a student In December 1977, and there were three later assaults, according to a complaint filed with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. The former West Marshall student was 15 at the time, the complaint says" Revocation 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
Lowe, Terry Franklin 42 social studies teacher, physical education teacher licensure / coach authorization Semco Community School District (junior and senior high school) Marshall 1985 Sexual involvement or indecent "Nevertheless, the Commission did find sufficient the testimony from the several witnesses who stated they had been touched or fondled." 3-year suspension click here click here
Sanford, Vernon G. 33 unknown Marshalltown Community School District Marshall 1993 Sexual involvement or indecent "I had sexual contact with a person referenced in the complaint approximately 20 years ago. At that time the person was no longer a student of mine and no contact took place on the school premises." Revocation 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
Story, Sarah C. (Whitehead) 37 Spanish teacher Marshalltown Community School District Marshall 2015 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent became aquainted with a student at Marshalltown High School. Respondent and the student expressed feelings for each other and thereafter became involved in an inappropriate relationship, during which the student spent the night at Respondent's house. When the relationship was discovered, the student dropped out of the Marshalltown Community School District so the two could continue the relationship." Revocation click here click here