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
Crouch, Russell L. 38 history teacher Glenwood Community School District (High School) Mills 2014 Not specified "The relationship became physical through kissing and then intercourse" Revocation click here click here
Hecox, Scott William 26 physical education teacher Malvern Community School District Mills 2004 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "school officials confronted him regarding allegations of a sexual relationship he was having with a 17-year-old senior at the high school last year. The allegations considered by the school board also included Hecox supplying the senior with alcohol and writing her love letters." Revocation click here click here
Pelster, Curtis 27 instrumental music teacher Nishna Valley Community School District Mills 1998 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Although Mr. Pelster disputes many of the allegations raised by the students, he acknowledges that he may have engaged in conversations that could be viewed as inappropriate for the teacher/student relationship." | "accused of inappropriate touching and making inappropriate sexual comments to female students" 2-year suspension click here click here