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
Matlin, Leonard J. 37 unknown unknown unknown 1981 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor details unknown; "sex (no convictions, child - including incest, adjournment and its equivalent, improper relationships)" Suspension click here click here
Hawkins, Paul G. 33 teacher Anamosa Community School District Jones 1982 Criminal sexual offenses "engaged in sexual acts with two young male students" Indefinite suspension click here click here
McKinney, Richard J. 38 teacher Indianola Community School District Warren 1982 Criminal sexual offenses "lascivious acts with a child" allegation Indefinite suspension click here click here
Yohn, Wayne Alton Jr 39 high school guidance counselor Sigourney Community School District Keokuk 1983 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Commission found that Mr. Yohn initiated bodily contact...hugging, rubbing, grabbing, with District students 'which was of a sexual nature in motivation and execution' " Indefinite suspension 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
Lamansky, Ross A. 52 math teacher / girls softball and basketball coach Urbana Community School District Linn 1988 Criminal sexual offenses; Sexual involvement or indecent "numerous complaints that Respondent had touched female students and team participants on the breasts, buttocks and inner thighs...made sexually suggestive comments to several girls" Revocation click here click here
Decker, Daniel Webster 51 teacher Mason City Community School District Cerro Gordo 1988 Criminal sexual offenses "pleaded guilty to lascivious acts with a child" 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
Freier, Eugene Clark 54 counselor Sioux Rapids-Rembrandt Community School District Buena Vista 1988 Criminal sexual offenses "pleaded guilty of sexual abuse in the third degree" 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
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
Beard, Duane 31 special education teacher Red Oak Community School District Montgomery 1987 Sexual involvement or indecent "court documents accuse Beard of molesting the [14-year-old] boy in the spring of 1983 at a Des Moines Howard Johnson's motel. The boy 'was in Beard's custody...and (Beard) did use his authority to force him to submit to intercourse,' according to court documents." Revocation click here click here
Bahr, Dave 33 physical education teacher / girls' basketball coach Albia Community School District Monroe 1987 Sexual involvement or indecent "the Commission finds that there is substantial evidence supporting the fact that certain touching and kissing did occur...the Commission finds that the events regarding the senior party did take place, that Mr. Bahr was involved, he consumed alcoholic beverages, and that he did kiss [redacted] on the lips in front of other students." Reprimand click here click here
Krueger, Richard Jon 30 junior mathematics teacher / coach Rock Falls Community School District (Nora Springs) Floyd 1990 Sexual involvement or indecent "alleged...sexual conduct with and toward a minor student in the school system" 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
Lovell, Lynn Ralph 42 science teacher / coach Dike Community School District Grundy 1988 Criminal sexual offenses "allegations of improper conduct with minor students on school hours and school property" 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
Hannam, Paul Russell 38 teacher St. Ansgar Community School District Worth 1990 Criminal sexual offenses "see Worth Co. District Court No. 2651" Revocation click here click here
Pendergrass, George Patrick 40 6th grade teacher / high school girls' volleyball and track coach Albia Community School District Monroe 1990 Criminal sexual offenses "sentenced to 10 years in prison for the third-degree sexual abuse of a 14-year-old Albia girl" Revocation 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
Neff, Michael Glen 43 substitute teacher Waterloo Community School District (Columbus High School) Black Hawk 1991 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "[Neff] readily conceded that he had touched the student, kissed her, shared certain passages of erotic literature with her and acknowledged these could be misunderstood by a teenage student." Revocation click here click here
Archer, Milton F. 56 government teacher Estherville Community School District (Estherville High School) Emmet 1991 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "I took her by the hand and took her into C Wing, gave her a kiss, she smiled and we passed out into our classes. I do not feel I did anything wrong." 3-year suspension click here click here
Widdel, Joel Alan 43 special education teacher, 4th grade through 7th grade Central City Community School District Linn 1991 Criminal sexual offenses IBEE document: "unprofessional conduct regarding students"; Gazette: "state charges of lascivious conduct with a minor were filed against Widdel. It was claimed he had used a hidden camera to videotape three Central City girls disrobing at a weigh-in for a [community] weightlifting contest...a videotape was seized from him that showed three girls disrobed, and in which he is shown and heard on tape instructing them to take off all their clothes. At one point on the tape, Widdel is shown alone with his penis exposed, the [criminal complaint] states" 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
Voorhees, Larry William 32 unknown unknown unknown 1991 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Inappropriate touching" Revocation 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
Pauley, Thomas Haynes 40 unknown - secondary endorsements in reading, English/language arts, government; k-12 coach Washington Community School District Washington 1992 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "In July, 1990, you acted inappropriately in a relationship with a senior high student." | IBEE: "Complaint: Sexual abuse" Reprimand 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
Foy, George 50 band music teacher Oelwein Community School District Fayette 1992 Sexual involvement or indecent "inappropriate behavior with a former female student on school premises and in school related activities" Revocation click here click here
Justmann, Herbert 45 driver's education teacher / coach Fairfield Community School District Jefferson 1992 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "student...confirmed that when 16 years old the prior school year, and suffering from serious emotional problems, including emotional illness, and having lost a close friend in an auto accident, became very close to her teacher/coach to help her through this personal crisis and later related...that the teacher had set up a rendevous at a Des Moines motel, Executive Inn, in May of 1988, wherein they engaged in sexual intercourse." Revocation click here click here