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
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
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
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
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
McCoy, Austin Lycurgus 23 secondary special education teacher / activity sponsor for football, basketball, track and baseball Seymour Community School District Wayne 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher/student relationship" Reprimand 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
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
Mikels, Justin Curtis 25 high school social studies teacher / middle school baseball coach Knoxville Community School District (GOAL Alternative High School) Marion 2010 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 "Mikels allegedly took one of these girls into an empty storage room at GOAL High School, where he taught at the time, and asked her for sexual favors. ... In the other incident, Mikels allegedly took a girl into the restroom at GOAL and had intercourse with her." Revocation click here click here
Miller, Kevin R. 0 unknown unknown unknown 2009 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Mulroy, Melissa Whitney 29 special education teacher, 9th grade through 12th grade Sioux City Community School District Woodbury 2009 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 "during the months of November and December 2008, Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student from another district. The student was 17 years old. The parties met through their involvement with AA. The inappropriate relationship did not grow out of a teacher/student relationship or an educational environment." 5-year suspension 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
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
Norton, Kyle D. 23 head football coach and co-ed track coach Clarksville Community School District Butler 2011 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent sent numerous text messages to several female students. The text messages were of a personal nature and included a comment regarding a student's physical appearance." 3-year suspension click here click here
O'Brien, Austin 20 middle school football coach Cardinal Community School District Wapello 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "The investigation revealed that Respondent had a romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship with a high school senior from another school district." Reprimand 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
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
Padilla, Philip David 39 social studies teacher / boys' basketball coach Van Meter Community School District Dallas 2007 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor "Philip Padilla was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for third-degree sexual abuse and an additional two years for sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist or school employee. Records show that the 40-year-old had a consensual sexual relationship with a then 14-year-old female student at Van Meter. He was arrested in September 2006" 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Radcliffe, Tyler Marc 21 softball coach / teacher associate Hampton-Dumont Community School District Franklin 2009 Criminal sexual offenses "initially charged with two counts: Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree and Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee" Revocation click here click here
Reed, Suzette 32 high school mathematics teacher Clarinda Community School District Page 2011 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that was inappropriate for a teacher and student. Respondent and the student engaged in suggestive conversation. Thirty-one days after the student's graduation, Respondent and the student had a sexual relationship." 5-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
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
Reimers, Brandon 26 paraeducator / music teacher--assistant show choir director Muscatine Community School District (Muscatine High School) Muscatine 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 "Muscatine County authorities today charged Brandon Reimers, 27, of Muscatine with sexual abuse of a 15-year-old, sexual exploitation by a school employee and providing alcohol to a minor." Revocation click here click here