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
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
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
Gronewold, Rusty Allen 34 science teacher Perry Community School District Dallas 2002 Criminal sexual offenses "testimony from a [14-year-old] girl who claimed to have had oral and anal sex with Gronewold during some of their encounters at school" 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
Guerrero, Nicole 27 Spanish teacher Xavier High School (Cedar Rapids) Linn 2009 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "preponderance of the evidence established that Respondent...solicited and encouraged an inappropriately personal relationship with student #2 through emails, text messages and other personal contacts and when she failed to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with the student" 3-year suspension click here click here
Hamm, Joseph 41 music teacher Iowa City Community School District (Northwest Junior High, Coralville) Johnson 1996 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Joseph E. Hamm, 47, a music teacher at Center High School in Kansas City, was charged Tuesday with four counts of elementary sodomy, one count of forcible sodomy, kidnapping, possession of child pornography, furnishing pornographic material to a minor and sexual misconduct involving a child by indecent exposure. Hamm is accused of kidnapping and sexually molesting the boy and bringing the boy to Hamm's Kansas City home several times....[Hamm] was a music teacher at Northwest Junior High, was placed on one year of probation after filing an Alford plea in Johnson County District Court to a charge of sexual harassment. He was accused of making sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl at the school and resigned from his teaching job in Coralville in 1996." Reprimand 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
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
Havenhill, Joseph Asher 30 unknown Martensdale St. Mary's Community School District Warren 2004 Sexual involvement or indecent Details unknown Revocation 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jones, Adam Seaborn 40 high school science teacher Council Bluffs Community School District (Thomas Jefferson High School) Pottawattamie 2013 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent texted a student numerous times. The text messages included solicitations for a relationship, texts about having sex, texts about taking unauthorized drugs and consuming alcohol with the student, and multiple requests that the student spend the night at Respondent's residence. Respondent also had the student over to his residence for dinner. Respondent provided the student with Alprazolam...and allowed the student to take the Alprazolam in his presence. Respondent pled guilty to Delivery of a Controlled Substance." Revocation click here click here
Jurgensen, Jim/James L. 40 unknown Cedar Rapids Community School District Linn 2003 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor From IBEE: "Complaint: Sexual contact/abuse & E-mail" 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
Klopp, John Phillip 48 high school band music teacher Durant Community School District (high school) Cedar 2007 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Klopp was convicted last spring of sexual exploitation" 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Liggett, Daniel D. 34 physical education teacher Council Bluffs Community School District (Thomas Jefferson High School) Pottawattamie 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent became aware that a fellow teacher and female student were having an inappropriate relationship. Respondent did not report that relationship to the district authorities or legal authorities. Investigation also revealed inappropriate twitter communications between the Repondent and the student, which contained sexual innuendo, as well as grooming behavior on Respondent's part." 5-month suspension 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
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