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
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
Simon, Joseph Roy 58 instrumental music teacher unknown unknown 2013 Not specified IBEE: "10/11/13: license permanently revoked (voluntary surrender)" | [Joseph Roy Simon, 61, of West Des Moines, appears on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry for a conviction of "sexual exploitation of a minor" involving a victim age 14-17 Revocation click here click here
Christianson, Steven Alan 57 high school Spanish teacher Mason City Community School District Cerro Gordo 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher/student relationship. Respondent and the student communicated via Facebook, text message, and in person. The conversations were inappropriate for a teacher to have with a student. The contact continued after Respondent had been asked to cease contact with the student. Additionally, Respondent made inappropriate physical contact with a student" Revocation click here click here
Lindsey, Gary C. 56 music teacher Cedar Rapids Community School District Linn 2004 Sexual involvement or indecent "The trial revealed that Lindsey had been forced out of his first teaching job in Oelwein in 1964 after admitting he'd fondled a fifth grader's breast. 'I guess it was just lust of the flesh,' Lindsey told his superintendent. Lindsey taught in Cedar Rapids schools from 1972 through 1995, according to Gazette archives...That past, according to court transcripts, included abuse accusations from a half-dozen more girls and their parents, along with reprimands from principals that were filed away, explained away and ultimately ignored until 1995, when allegations from Bramow and two other girls forced Lindsey's early retirement. Even then, he kept his teaching license until the Bramows filed a complaint with the state. He was never charged criminally." 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
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
Quinn, Leo Patrick 55 middle school language arts teacher Davenport Community School District (Williams Intermediate) Scott 2012 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent exchanged messages with a student via Facebook. The messages were inappropriate for a teacher-student relationship. The messages commented on the student's physical appearance and discussed topics that were inappropriate for a teacher-student relationship." Revocation 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
Sharp, Larry Dean 55 teacher Newton Community School District Jasper 1994 Criminal sexual offenses "In March, 1993, I was charged with lascivious conduct with a minor (a male student)...I admitted that my actions in regard to this student were inappropriate and unprofessional. I have previously resigned my teaching position, the criminal charges have been disposed of, and I have undergone appropriate evaluation and treatment." 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
Weltz, Stephen Charles 54 substitute teacher / activity custodian / coaching authorization Jefferson-Scranton Community School District Greene 2009 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "student abuse, indecent contact w/student" 2-year suspension click here click here
Regan, Dr. Stephen D. 54 counselor Central Community School District (Central High School, Elkader, Iowa) Clayton 2001 Sexual involvement or indecent "Regan was convicted in February 2002 of a simple assault charge involving improper touching of a 17-year-old female student. He then consented to a finding of guilt in a similar incident involving another 17-year-old female at Central." 6-month suspension 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
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
Graziano, Henry Robert "Rocky" 54 language arts teacher, literary magazine / assistant boys' track coach West Des Moines Community School District (Valley High School) Polk 2011 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "During the 2008-2009 school year, Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that was inappropriate for a teacher and student. The teacher and student communicated via email and text message on hundreds of occasions. The electronic communications were personal in nature. The teacher and student would meet outside of the school for coffee and/or conversation. Five months after the student's graduation, Respondent and the student had a sexual relationship."| "In July 2010...the student's father caught Respondent and his daughter having sex" Revocation 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
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
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
Chargualaf, Joseph 52 unknown Des Moines Public Schools Polk 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown 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
Twigg, Larry 51 business teacher, computer teacher Waterloo Community School District Black Hawk 2011 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "On several occasions, Respondent made students partially disrobe at his house. After partially disrobing, the students were required to perform certain tasks as purported punishment. On another occasion, after the student partially disrobed, Respondent spanked the student." | "accused of paying a minor to strip down to his boxers, stand in the shower and let Twigg pour chocolate syrup on him. Another count alleges Twigg paid a minor to strip down, go outside and make snow angels at his 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
Benford, Kevin 50 vocal music teacher--show choir director Cedar Rapids Community School District (Kennedy High School) Linn 2006 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "during the 2003-2004 school year, Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship and inappropriate contact with a student by engaging in personal conversation via instant messaging, entertaining the student in the evening without parental consent, and inappropriately touching the student." Suspension click here click here
Lyle, William Wayne "Bill" 50 teacher / coach Sioux City Community School District (West High School) Woodbury 2010 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "two former students told them Lyle had molested them when they attended West High School in the late 1970s and early 1980s" Revocation click here click here
Dolan, Robert Lee 50 business teacher Regina High School (Iowa City) Johnson 2011 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Respondent took a 12-pack of beer to a 17-year-old male's house and offered it for consumption. The minor drank approximately four beers and passed out. When the minor woke up, Respondent was fondling his genitals." Revocation click here click here
Deyo, Paul A. 50 teacher Regina High School (Iowa City) Johnson 2005 Sexual involvement or indecent "Deyo is accused of sexually abusing a boy in 1998 while serving at an area parish. Deyo served at St. Patrick's in Iowa City from 1991 to 1992, St. Peter's in Cosgrove from 1996 to 1997 and at St. Wenceslaus in Iowa City from 1998 to 2000. He also taught at Regina High School in Iowa City from 1991 to 2000." 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
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
Bekkerus, Perry C. 48 music teacher Denison Community School District Crawford 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent exchanged messages of a personal nature with a 14-year-old incoming freshman student on Facebook at 2 a.m. In addition, the investigation revealed that Respondent inappropriately used his school-issued email account. Respondent denies the allegations but agrees to this settlement" Reprimand and 18-month license suspension click here click here
Jansen, Thomas Allen 48 teacher / head of Central's program for talented and gifted students Davenport Community School District (Central High School) Scott 1996 Criminal sexual offenses "sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old female student in a Central High School classroom" Revocation click here click here