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
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
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
Tedrow, Rita Lynn 37 5th grade and 6th grade teacher Van Buren Community School District (Stockport) Van Buren 2003 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship IBEE: "Complaint: Sexual contact/abuse & E-mail" Revocation click here click here
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
Van Gorkom, Mark 31 5th grade teacher / high school girls' basketball coach Lake Mills Community School District Winnebago 2010 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent sent numerous inappropriate text messages to several female students including attempts to get the students to come to his house, comments regarding the students' physical appearance, requests for photographs of the students, and other inappropriate comments for a student-teacher relationship." | " 'Respondent: ... Its cold and windy. Time for a shower to warm up. Sorry you are missing it. LOL' (1:37 p.m.)" 18-month suspension click here click here
Smallwood, Donald Jeffery 48 6th grade language, social studies teacher and reading teacher Ottumwa Community School District (Evans Middle School) Wapello 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent had a relationship with a student that exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher/student relationship. Respondent and the student communicated via Facebook and in person. Additionally, Respondent purchased the student gifts." 6-month suspension click here click here
Drahozal, Walter 53 6th grade teacher Norway Community School District & Benton Community School District Benton 2010 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent was communicating with students via instant messaging and email, expressing feelings for the students, commenting inappropriately on the students' physical appearances, and having sexual conversations with the students." | " 'Well HEY to you all,' he wrote, giving special attention to one 13-year-old girl: 'Dangit, but you're hott!' As the summer unfolded, he became bolder in his notes to that 'hott' student. He asked detailed questions about her sexual experience, asked for photos, asked to visit her, double-checked to make sure she didn't share her instant-messaging account with her mother." 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
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
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
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
Perdue, Thomas E. 42 7th grade and 8th grade math teacher / high school softball coach Ogden Community School District Boone 1996 Criminal sexual offenses "Perdue been a teacher and coach in Ogden for 20 years when videotapes of girls and women undressing at the locker room were found at his house in 1995. He pleaded guilty to several counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and served six months in prison." 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
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
Stroschein, Louis Joseph Jr 31 administrator Shelby County Catholic School Shelby 2009 Criminal sexual offenses "had Internet chat room conversations with someone he thought was a 15-year-old Black Hawk County girl. He allegedly arranged to meet her to take her to a hotel..." Revocation click here click here
Graham, Sidney L. 55 administrator--elementary school principal Knoxville Community School District (West Elementary School) Marion 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor "they took statements on May 24 from a 9-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy, both West Elementary students, that Graham had taken them camping at Red Rock. While in Graham's camper, they alleged that Graham performed oral sex acts on them and had them perform oral sex acts on each other" Revocation click here click here
Schroeder, David Wayne 53 administrator--principal Montezuma Community School District Jasper 2010 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "The student further stated that Schroeder had allegedly used religion and prayer to get closer to her and told her that God told him to heal her through these sexual acts." 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
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
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
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
Trainer, Jason Allen 38 assistant high school girls' basketball coach Northwood-Kensett Community School District (Northwood-Kensett High School, Northwood) Worth 2012 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent exchanged text messages with a student. The messages were inappropriate for a teacher-student relationship. The messages solicited a romantic relationship with the student, expressed Respondent's sentiment toward the student and discussed topics that were inappropriate for a teacher-student relationship." Revocation click here click here
Shannon, Michael 35 assistant varsity girls' basketball coach Independence Community School District (Independence High School) Buchanan 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent "former assistant varsity girls' basketball coach at Independence High School, has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a basketball player. Police said Shannon had sexual contact with a 14-year-old female and that he was charged Monday with third-degree sexual abuse" 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
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
Coates Sr., Barry D. 42 at-risk counselor Council Bluffs Community School District Pottawattamie 1995 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Mr. Coates candidly admitted that he had performed a form of breast exams on [redacted] on two different occasions...Coates admitted having done abdominal exams...where he told her she was not pregnant by simply feeling her stomach...also conceded he had suggested video taping...as a form of sex therapy" 3-year suspension click here click here
McNamar, Thomas J. 45 band music teacher WACO Community School District Henry 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent exchanged numerous text messages with a student while Respondent was intoxicated. The subject matter of the text messages exceeded the appropriate boundaries of teacher-student interaction." 2-year suspension click here click here
Nelson, Lee G. 71 band music teacher Harlan Community School District Shelby 2013 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "the victim took the stand and testified that from between October 2012 and February 2013 when she was a late teen, Nelson held her hand, played footsie and touched her thigh throughout private lessons held at the school district, on band trips and at Nelson’s home." 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
Dyer, Alex 34 band teacher Carlisle Community School District (Carlisle High School) Warren 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 "[Dyer]... is eligible to ask the court to remove from his criminal record any mention that he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old student" Revocation click here click here