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
Henning, Justin Robert 26 high school industrial technology teacher Mediapolis Community School District Des Moines 2010 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Des Moines County Sheriff's authorities found a 17-year-old girl inside the teacher's car at the time of his [OWI] arrest. The teen, authorities said, is a Mediapolis High School student." 2-year suspension click here click here
Robinson, Ranae 26 high school Spanish teacher / volleyball coach Norwalk Community School District Warren 2009 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent recognizes that allowing a friendship to develop with a student was inappropriate and in violation of professional boundaries. Respondent further recognizes that the subject-matter of the conversations with the student was inappropriate and a severe departure from the relationship she should have maintained with a student." 2-year suspension click here click here
Lang, Simeon Jacob 26 coach Jefferson-Scranton Community School District Greene 2011 Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor Details unknown Revocation 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
Peitscher, Logan 27 physical education teacher, wellness teacher / coach Pleasant Valley Community School District Scott 2006 Sexual involvement or indecent, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "admitted that he was involved in a personal romantic relationship with an 18-year-old female student which began in October of 2004. The student was not enrolled in any classes taught by the Respondent...admitted that he dated the student and engaged in physical contact with the student, including kissing and fondling, and she spent the night at his residence more than once. The Respondent affirmatively denied that he had sexual intercourse or oral sex with the student." 5-year suspension 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
Conaway, Margo 27 Spanish teacher Grinnell-Newberg Community School District (Grinnell High School) Poweshiek 1998 Sexual involvement or indecent "Conaway admitted to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in November and December 1997" Revocation 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
Guerrero, Nicole 27 Spanish teacher Xavier High School (Cedar Rapids) Linn 2009 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "preponderance of the evidence established that Respondent...solicited and encouraged an inappropriately personal relationship with student #2 through emails, text messages and other personal contacts and when she failed to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with the student" 3-year suspension click here click here
Stillman, Matthew 27 social studies teacher / assistant wrestling coach Newton Community School District (High School) Jasper 2016 Not specified "allegations of inappropriate contact between a male teacher and a female student" 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
Lambert, Jason 27 high school vocal music teacher Mount Pleasant Community School District (Mount Pleasant High School) Henry 2005 Criminal sexual offenses "admitted to kissing and touching a female student" Revocation click here click here
Davidson, Robert Philip 27 high school social studies teacher / girls' basketball coach Corning Community School District Adams 2003 Sexual involvement or indecent "Davidson began the affair with one of his players in the fall of 2001, when he was 27. He had asked the educational examiners to suspend his license for three years rather than permanently ban him from teaching. Davidson, who admitted having the affair, faces no criminal charges because under Iowa law 16-year-olds are legally able to consent to sex." Revocation click here click here
Brown, James V. 27 instrumental music teacher / summer day care provider for a 9-year-old boy Central City Community School District Linn 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "The boy came forward in May of 1998 and told his mother that Brown had done 'nasty things' to him, including performing oral sex and sodomy and making him look at pornographic pictures on the computer." Revocation click here click here
Shannon, Lance 27 special education teacher--multidisability resource / basketball coach, volleyball coach Area Education Agency 7 (Sumner High School) Ida 1999 Criminal sexual offenses "Respondent entered a plea of guilty to the crime of Lascivious Acts With A Child...In return for this plea agreement, the state of Iowa agreed to dismiss four other pending counts...relationship with the 13-year-old child, which took place out of school...The Respondent...did coach her in AAU basketball and volleyball. The relationship did not include sexual intercourse. (Testimony of Respondent)" Revocation click here click here
Bowlin, Michael W. 28 coach Indianola Community School District Warren 1996 Criminal sexual offenses "revoked the coaching license of Michael W. Bowlin of Indianola after he was found guilty of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse" Revocation click here click here
Coppock, Shad 28 high school physical education teacher / boys' basketball coach and girls' golf coach St. Albert High School (Council Bluffs, Iowa) Pottawattamie 2004 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "The preponderance of the evidence established that the Respondent has sexually harassed female students by making inappropriately personal and embarassing remakrs to them. ... He sent at least one student...an instant message indicating an inappropriately personal and familiar relationship." 3-year suspension click here click here
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
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
Thomas, Laurie 28 high school and middle school music teacher South Tama Community School District Tama 2012 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent had a relationship with a student identified in the investigative report that was inappropriate for a teacher and student. The inappropriate relationship began while the student was still in school and progressed after graduation to include kissing and fondling. The student had graduated but was a minor at the time of the inappropriate physical contact." 3-year suspension click here click here
Yoder, Trent 28 6th grade teacher / high school volleyball coach Anita Community School District Cass 1999 Criminal sexual offenses "arrested May 14 after a high school girl was videotaped changing clothes in a girls' restroom at Anita Elementary School" "the student found the video camera May 13 hidden behind a towel in the elementary school restroom with the lens showing" Revocation click here click here
Amosson, Anthony/Tony 28 4th grade teacher / coach Martensdale St. Mary's Community School District Warren 1995 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Became personally involved with the student, pursued a nonprofessional relationship that was inappropriate." | "An investigator determined in June that Amosson likely had a sexual relationship with the student, who was serving as a teacher's helper" Revocation click here click here
Sinclair, Klint Dale 29 high school baseball coach Wayne Community School District Wayne 2011 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Mulroy, Melissa Whitney 29 special education teacher, 9th grade through 12th grade Sioux City Community School District Woodbury 2009 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 "during the months of November and December 2008, Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student from another district. The student was 17 years old. The parties met through their involvement with AA. The inappropriate relationship did not grow out of a teacher/student relationship or an educational environment." 5-year suspension click here click here
Stauffer, David R. 29 science teacher Cedar Rapids Community School District (Washington High School) Linn 1998 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Stauffer, 30, had an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old female student, board documents state. The relationship included writing romantic e-mail messages to the student, chatting on the Internet and frequent private conversations. No sexual relationship is alleged." 1-year suspension click here click here
St. Clair, Nancy L. 29 English teacher Harmony Community School District Van Buren 1990 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "unprofessional and inappropriate conduct in dealing with a male student who was a junior in high school" Revocation click here click here
Grosenheider, Samantha 29 7th grade & 8th grade special education Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School District Cherokee 2011 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "alleged that Respondent sent numerous text messages to male students covering topics inappropriate for a student-teacher relationship. Several of the text messages solicited an affair with one student and sought inappropriate photographs of the student" 5-year suspension click here click here
Ahrar, Shahram Sean 29 teacher Cedar Falls Community School District Black Hawk 1997 Sexual involvement or indecent "to engage in an act of sexual intercourse with a student and to provide and allow for the consumption of beer by this student" Revocation click here click here
De Leon, Erick E. 29 assistant boys soccer coach Sioux City Community School District (West High School) Woodbury 2016 Sexual exploitation of a minor "pattern of sexual related texting and sexual intercourse with the victim.... He was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old North High School student twice between September and December 2014" Revocation click here click here
Simmons, David 29 science teacher Cedar Rapids Community School District Linn 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "convicted of unlawfully engaging in sex with a 14-year-old [girl]...and a 15-year-old girl" "The younger girl testified about how e-mail exchanges with Simmons evolved into a sexual relationship. She testified that she and Simmons had sex five times in an equipment room off the wrestling room at Jefferson. The older girl testified about a year-and-a-half sexual relationship she had with Simmons, saying the two had sex at school and each other's homes." Revocation click here click here