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
Sorensen, David Scott 34 5th grade teacher Fort Madison Community School District (Denmark Elementary School) Lee 1994 Criminal sexual offenses "10 year old [girl] related that Mr. Sorensen had, on numerous occasions, inappropriately touched her while she was a student...generally when other students were not in the room" "pled guilty to...indecent contact with a child" Revocation click here click here
Osler, Chad W. 30 physical education teacher Cherokee Community School District Cherokee 2016 Not specified "According to court documents, Osler... had sex with the student in July 2013 and continued to have contact throughout 2014 and early 2015" Revocation click here click here
Glasnapp, Barret Brahn 45 middle school social studies teacher Underwood Community School District (Underwood Middle School) Pottawattamie 2015 Not specified "According to prosecutors, Glasnapp used code to solicit oral sex and even described graphic fantasies involving the [14, 15, or 16-year-old] girl." Revocation click here click here
Burke, Robert 42 administrator--principal Dubuque Community School District (Sageville Elementary School) Dubuque 2012 Criminal sexual offenses "accused of downloading child pornography and videotaping students in the boy’s restroom at school" Revocation click here click here
O'Connor, Jay 32 teacher / coach Melcher-Dallas Community School District Marion 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "a complaint by a 15-year-old baby sitter and her mother led authorities to obtain a search warrant that enabled sheriffs officials to find the tape. It allegedly depicts the girl, naked, in a bathroom." 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
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
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
Shaffer, Daniel Joseph 35 teacher, summer school tutor Keota Community School District Keokuk 1997 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "a former Keota Community School District student alleging that Respondent had improper sexual contacts with the student while the student was enrolled in the District and in Respondent's class. The Complaint was investigated by law enforcement personnel, and it was determined that there was sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegations of improper sexual contact." Revocation click here click here
Ploog, Haely Suzanne 30 teacher Woodward Academy Dallas 2008 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "a former teacher at Woodward Academy who was fired for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student" 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
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
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
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
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
Rehder, LaVerne Lyle 55 mathematics teacher, driver's education teacher Union-Whitten Community School District Grundy 1994 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "alleged that Respondent, despite warnings from staff, developed a relationship with a student, that said student was a female, that the Respondent and the student a very close relationship, and that relationship progressed and became a physical relationship during the spring and summer of 1990." Settlement Agreement to never reapply for either a renewal or a new license in Iowa click here click here
Chamberlin, Jeremy 32 business teacher / volleyball coach Oskaloosa Community School District Mahaska 2011 Criminal sexual offenses; Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "alleged that Respondent sent numerous inappropriate text messages to a female student...included naked photographs of the Respondent and student...invited the student over to his house. While there...kissing and fondling,,,touched the student's buttocks, and touched the student's breasts" 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
Boulton, Buddy 31 guidance counselor / boys' basketball coach Keota Community School District Keokuk 2003 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Although Mr. Boulton disputes some of the allegations raised by the District, he acknowledges that he may have engaged in conduct that could be viewed as inappropriate for the teacher/student relationship" 2-year suspension 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
Freeman, Kevin 41 substitute teacher Council Bluffs Community School District Pottawattamie 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "An investigation revealed that in 2012, Respondent engaged in inappropriate electronic conversations with a student he met while employed as a substitute teacher for the Council Bluffs school system." 6-month suspension 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
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
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
Colsch, Daniel 26 science teacher Mount Vernon Community School District Linn 2001 Telephone dissemination of obscene material "As they continued e-mail chats over the next month, 'Conan Dan 25' started making comments about the girl having a nice body and started asking sexually oriented questions, the court document said. At one point, the [15-year-old] girl said she was asked to come to his office at school and perform a sex act, according to the document." Revocation 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
Ayers, Leland Dirk 50 high school social studies teacher / basketball coach and volleyball coach New Hampton Community School District Chickasaw 2006 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Ayers found the unidentified girl's profile and sent her a message seeking a sexual relationship, according to records" 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
Gammell, Eldon R. 55 high school English teacher and volleyball coach Creston Community School District (Creston High School) Union 1994 Criminal sexual offenses "charged with one count of lascivious conduct with a minor and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse" Revocation click here click here
Garoutte, Michael W. 47 industrial technology teacher Linn-Mar Community School District Linn 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "charged with third-degree sexual abuse on suspicion of engaging in a sex act with a 15-year-old male student at Linn-Mar Middle School" Revocation click here click here