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
Miller, Kevin R. 0 unknown unknown unknown 2009 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Williams, Todd 0 history teacher Louisa-Muscatine Community School District (Louisa-Muscatine High School in Letts) Louisa 1999 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Sexual intercourse occurred twice weekly at Williams' home, at the Presidential Motor Inn in West Branch and in a vehicle owned by Williams, a complaint said." 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
Sheldon, Christopher 20 assistant wrestling coach Cedar Rapids Community School District (Kennedy High School) Linn 2010 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Christopher Sheldon admitted to sending text messages of a sexual nature to two female students in February 2009" 10-year suspension click here click here
O'Brien, Austin 20 middle school football coach Cardinal Community School District Wapello 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "The investigation revealed that Respondent had a romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship with a high school senior from another school district." Reprimand click here click here
Radcliffe, Tyler Marc 21 softball coach / teacher associate Hampton-Dumont Community School District Franklin 2009 Criminal sexual offenses "initially charged with two counts: Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree and Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee" Revocation click here click here
Riggert, Julie Ann 22 mathematics teacher, reading teacher and physical education teacher St. Athanasius Elementary School (Jesup) Buchanan 1990 Sexual involvement or indecent "In the Summer, 1979, the relationship developed into something completely different. [Redacted] testified that beginning at that time and continuing for many years after the relationship developed into a physical, sexual relationship. [Redacted] testified and described in considerable detail many occasions where she was with her teacher and the two engaged in intimate sexual behavior" Revocation click here click here
McCoy, Austin Lycurgus 23 secondary special education teacher / activity sponsor for football, basketball, track and baseball Seymour Community School District Wayne 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher/student relationship" Reprimand click here click here
VanderLinden, Thomas Lee 23 teacher / coach Waukee Community School District Dallas 1988 Sexual involvement or indecent "Respondent had violated the criteria of professional practices by engaging in inappropriate contact with a female student or students." Revocation click here click here
Lindseth, Steven Daniel 23 teacher (social science endorsements, coaching authorization) Sioux Central Community School District Buena Vista 2010 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "allegedly had inappropriate contact with a female student at his home" Revocation click here click here
Kohls, Samantha Maelee 23 unknown Remsen-Union Community School District Plymouth 2016 Not specified "Kohls, 25, had been charged in Plymouth County District Court with two counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee for having sex with a male student, who was age 17 at the time, at her apartment in July and August 2014." Revocation click here click here
Norton, Kyle D. 23 head football coach and co-ed track coach Clarksville Community School District Butler 2011 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent sent numerous text messages to several female students. The text messages were of a personal nature and included a comment regarding a student's physical appearance." 3-year suspension click here click here
Tullis, Molly Katherine 23 K-12 vocal music teacher; 9th grad through 12th grade extracurricular vocal music sponsor Charter Oak Ute Community School District Crawford 2014 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student who was a junior in high school at Charter Oak Ute Community School District. Respondent was the student's chorus teacher. Respondent had sexual intercourse with the student" 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
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
Prather, Trent 24 alternative school tutor / assistant baseball coach and football coach Estherville Lincoln Central High School Emmet 2014 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "An investigation uncovered that Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student, sent numerous text and email messages to and about the student, manifested a desire to enter into a romantic relationship with the student, and inappropriately attempted to contact the student" Revocation click here click here
Fischer, Seth David 25 industrial technology teacher Fort Dodge Community School District Webster 2014 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "An investigation uncovered that Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student, sent numerous electronic messages to the student, and solicited a romantic relationship with the student during the 2012-2013 school year." 5-year suspension click here click here
Knobbe, Ross Michael 25 7-12 social studies teacher Pomeroy-Palmer Community School District Calhoun 2010 Criminal sexual offenses "complaint...charging Respondent with Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee...Respondent pled guilty to Tampering with a Witness...and Assault...sentenced to 2 years in prison, suspended" 2-year suspension click here click here
Suplee, Michael David 25 special education teacher Carlisle Community School District (Carlisle High School) Warren 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent had inappropriately text messaged the student using the Snapchat application for his cell phone. During the conversation, Respondent repeatedly called the student 'beautiful.' Respondent arranged to pick up the student late at night from near her house and to return her to his home in Norwalk. Once at his house, he attempted to take photographs of the student and offered her an alcoholic mixed drink." 3-year suspension click here click here
Cord, James R. Jr. 25 high school instrumental music teacher Ogden Community School District Boone 2002 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "the record suggests that the Respondent was initially motivated by a genuine concert for [student initials] and a desire to get her professional help for her personal problems. However, the Respondent obviously lost sight of his professional responsibility as a licensed teacher and allowed his legitimate concern to develop into an inappropriate and misguided romantic relationship with the student" 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
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
Hanselman, James Dean 25 3rd grade teacher / junior high girls' basketball coach Sentral Community School District Kossuth 2001 Criminal sexual offenses "daughter told her that the Respondent had convinced her to have sexual intercourse with him, told her that he would divorce his wife, that he loved her and would wait for her to turn eighteen" Revocation click here click here
Topping, Steve 25 science teacher / football assistant coach, baseball assistant coach and girls' basketball assistant coach Cedar Rapids Community School District (Washington High School) Linn 1992 Sexual involvement or indecent "McKenzee Ross, 18, claims that while she was a minor, teacher Steve Topping, 28, repeatedly engaged in oral sex and intercourse with her between March 25, 1990, and June 1, 1991." Revocation click here click here
Glanzer, Brian John 26 teacher West Sioux Community School District (Hawarden, IA) Sioux 1997 Criminal sexual offenses "I inappropriately touched a 13 year old male which involved sexual contact" Revocation click here click here
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
Buck, Andrew 26 middle school band music teacher / girls’ high school golf coach Anamosa Community School District (West Middle School band, Anamosa High School) Jones 2011 Sexual involvement or indecent, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "admitted touching the victim’s thigh on one occasion" "accused of engaging in a pattern of sexual conduct on three occasions with an 18-year-old female student at Anamosa High School." Revocation click here click here
Reimers, Brandon 26 paraeducator / music teacher--assistant show choir director Muscatine Community School District (Muscatine High School) Muscatine 2011 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 "Muscatine County authorities today charged Brandon Reimers, 27, of Muscatine with sexual abuse of a 15-year-old, sexual exploitation by a school employee and providing alcohol to a minor." Revocation 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
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