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
Berg, Sean 24 general music teacher, choral director Dowling Catholic High School Polk 1998 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent admitted kissing the student on the lips while engaged in a passionate embrace" Revocation click here click here
Chargualaf, Joseph 52 unknown Des Moines Public Schools Polk 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Churchman, Layton Douglas "Doug" 43 vocal music teacher--choir director Southeast Polk Community School District Polk 2008 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Davenport, Mandy Lynn 30 language arts teacher Ankeny Community School District (Ankeny Centennial High School) Polk 2015 Sexual exploitation of a minor "Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student in December 2011. Investigation also revealed Respondent sent text messages containing sexually suggestive references to a student while the student was on spring break. On Sept. 26, 2014, Respondent pled guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor." Revocation click here click here
Graham, David 48 teacher Des Moines Independent School District (Weeks Transitional School) Polk 1987 Criminal sexual offenses "pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit lascivious acts with a child" Revocation click here click here
Graziano, Henry Robert "Rocky" 54 language arts teacher, literary magazine / assistant boys' track coach West Des Moines Community School District (Valley High School) Polk 2011 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "During the 2008-2009 school year, Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that was inappropriate for a teacher and student. The teacher and student communicated via email and text message on hundreds of occasions. The electronic communications were personal in nature. The teacher and student would meet outside of the school for coffee and/or conversation. Five months after the student's graduation, Respondent and the student had a sexual relationship."| "In July 2010...the student's father caught Respondent and his daughter having sex" Revocation click here click here
Hoffman, Benjamin Joseph 23 7th grade language arts teacher Urbandale Community School District Polk 2015 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 "Investigators say Hoffman sexually abused a 13-year-old Urbandale Middle School student and a former, 14-year-old student at Norwalk Middle School, where Hoffman served as a student teacher. Police say the abuse to the two girls took place between May and July of this year at Hoffman’s West Des Moines apartment." Revocation click here click here
Johnson, Stephanie L. 0 high school English teacher and 11th grade class sponsor North Polk Community School District Polk 2014 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent eventually admitted sending photos of her breasts and butt to the student by text message on a few occasions. Respondent referred to it as 'sexting' back and forth...The student admitted that he and Respondent had texted and had sent nude photos to each other." Revocation click here click here
Krzyczkowski, Sara 28 8th grade social studies teacher West Des Moines Community School District (Valley High School) Polk 2015 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent began a close relationship with 'Student A' in the summer before the 2008-2009 school year when student was a senior in high school. Respondent, a junior high teacher, did not have Student A in her class or building, but taught her in junior high years earlier. Respondent and Student both described their relationship at that time as a mentor and mentee; however, the relationship exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher-student relationship because it was overly close." 1-year suspension click here click here
Rettler, Kenneth 27 biology teacher Des Moines Public Schools (Scavo Alternative High School) Polk 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 "Teacher also coerced victim to send nude pictures of herself to his cell phone" "Respondent had sexual contact with the student, resulting in the student becoming pregnant with Respondent's child" Revocation click here click here
Rieker, Scott 35 elementary school vocal music teacher Des Moines Public Schools (Pleasant Hill and Phillips elementary schools) Polk 2013 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "alleged that Respondent commenced a relationship with an 18 year old who was also a high school student that exceeded the boundaries of a teacher/student relationship. The student was not a student of the Respondent at any time, and did not have contacxt with Respondent in a school setting. Respondent and the student communicated via text message and Facebook. The conversations were inappropriate for a teacher to have with a student. Respondent took the student out for dinner and to various stores. The student reported that he had sexual contact with the Respondent." 3-year suspension click here click here
Rohwer, Erin Marie 27 English teacher Dowling Catholic High School Polk 2009 Criminal sexual offenses "had sex more than once with the male student, who was 18 at the time" Revocation click here click here
Schuck, Daniel Duane 54 assistant high school football coach Urbandale Community School District (Urbandale High School) Polk 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent initiated an ongoing text message conversation with a student. The topics exceed the boundaries of an appropriate coach-student relationship." Revocation click here click here
Steward, Tyrone M. 36 teacher Des Moines Independent School District (Callanan Transitional School) Polk 1990 Criminal sexual offenses "did engage in repeated sexual advances with junior high male students, that he did engage in 'petting' with the students which involved sexual contact wherein he placed his hands on the students for the purpose of sexual gratification" Revocation click here click here
Van Zee, Sherman W. 34 teacher Des Moines Christian Schools Polk 1991 Criminal sexual offenses "charges were filed...the crime of sexual abuse in the third degree...by performing sex acts with a 13 year old male student who had also attended a Bible class he had conducted...Respondent was convicted of this offense." Revocation click here click here
Williams, Steven Lee 30 middle school special education teacher / 7th grade girls' track coach Johnston Community School District (Summit Middle School) Polk 2013 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Respondent solicited sexual intercourse and other sexual acts from individuals he perceived to be a 14-year-old female and a 15-year-old female over the internet. Respondent sent the 14-year-old pictures of an erect penis during the chat conversations. Respondent also exchanged text messages with the 14-year-old. Respondent stated in the conversations that he intended to travel to the girl's residence and engage in sexual intercourse and other sexual activity with her. The 14-year-old female and 15-year-old female were 'internet personas: of a law enforcement officer.' " Revocation click here click here
Woodcock, Steven 36 teacher Des Moines Independent School District (Jackson Elementary School) Polk 1988 Criminal sexual offenses "found guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree" Revocation click here click here
Ziesman, Chad 33 substitute teacher / wrestling coach, football coach and track coach Urbandale Community School District Polk 2012 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 "Respondent exchanged hundreds of text messages with a 14-year-old student. Respondent also exchanged messages with the student via Facebook...The messages solicited pictures from the student, commented on the student's physical appearance. Respondent attempted to meet with the student at approximately midnight for activities that were inappropriate for a teacher-student relationship" " 'please don't call me a creeper for trying to get a pic' and 'if I don't get a pic, can you give me your address to catch a glimpse during shower time' " " Revocation click here click here