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
Rettler, Kenneth 27 biology teacher Des Moines Public Schools (Scavo Alternative High School) Polk 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 "Teacher also coerced victim to send nude pictures of herself to his cell phone" "Respondent had sexual contact with the student, resulting in the student becoming pregnant with Respondent's child" 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
Riggert, Julie Ann 22 mathematics teacher, reading teacher and physical education teacher St. Athanasius Elementary School (Jesup) Buchanan 1990 Sexual involvement or indecent "In the Summer, 1979, the relationship developed into something completely different. [Redacted] testified that beginning at that time and continuing for many years after the relationship developed into a physical, sexual relationship. [Redacted] testified and described in considerable detail many occasions where she was with her teacher and the two engaged in intimate sexual behavior" Revocation click here click here
Robinson, Ranae 26 high school Spanish teacher / volleyball coach Norwalk Community School District Warren 2009 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent recognizes that allowing a friendship to develop with a student was inappropriate and in violation of professional boundaries. Respondent further recognizes that the subject-matter of the conversations with the student was inappropriate and a severe departure from the relationship she should have maintained with a student." 2-year suspension click here click here
Rohwer, Erin Marie 27 English teacher Dowling Catholic High School Polk 2009 Criminal sexual offenses "had sex more than once with the male student, who was 18 at the time" Revocation click here click here
Romer, Brent Michael 32 elementary school teacher, substitute teacher Cumberland and Massena Community School District Cass 2008 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "he began taking photographs of both of the girls in various sexual poses he suggested. These photographs depict L.A. nude from the waist up and K.G. touching L.A .'s breasts with her hands and mouth. ... [3rd event]...The pictures depict the female minors kissing, taking off their clothing, and embracing. Most of the pictures show L.A. and N.S. naked from the waist up and wearing only their underwear. One of the pictures shows Z.G. touching L.A.'s genital area. Another adult male is also visible in some of the pictures and in one photograph is seen touching N.S.'s breast." Revocation click here click here
Sanford, Vernon G. 33 unknown Marshalltown Community School District Marshall 1993 Sexual involvement or indecent "I had sexual contact with a person referenced in the complaint approximately 20 years ago. At that time the person was no longer a student of mine and no contact took place on the school premises." Revocation click here click here
Schive, Geoff 35 unknown Newton Community School District Jasper 1998 Sexual involvement or indecent Details unknown; "Schive violated standards of the profession during the 1994-95 school year, the board ruled. The ruling did not specifically say what those violations were." Revocation click here click here
Schmidt, Brandon 31 high school social studies teacher / baseball coach Oskaloosa Community School District Mahaska 2014 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent...communicated with the student on Facebook, exchanged phone numbers with her, repeatedly met with her outside of any school or school sponsored activity setting, invited her to his home, engaged in personal conversations with her, and made plans to initiate a dating relationship as soon as the softball season ended" 3-year suspension click here click here
Schneiderman, Daniel 37 non-teacher coach / then special eduction teacher Davenport Community School District (Central High School) Scott 2015 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Schneiderman was originally charged in late August 2013 after an affidavit filed in court accused him of making sexually explicit comments to the [14-year-old girl], exchanging sexually explicit text messages with her and of using his cell phone to send a photo of his genitalia to the victim." 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
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
Schwery/Thies, Heidi 37 music teacher--middle school and high school vocal and treble clef choir, vocal sponsor Harlan Community School District Shelby 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, phone calls, and in person. The conversations were inappropriate for a teacher to have with a student." 1-year suspension 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
Shannon, Lance 27 special education teacher--multidisability resource / basketball coach, volleyball coach Area Education Agency 7 (Sumner High School) Ida 1999 Criminal sexual offenses "Respondent entered a plea of guilty to the crime of Lascivious Acts With A Child...In return for this plea agreement, the state of Iowa agreed to dismiss four other pending counts...relationship with the 13-year-old child, which took place out of school...The Respondent...did coach her in AAU basketball and volleyball. The relationship did not include sexual intercourse. (Testimony of Respondent)" 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
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
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
Simmons, David 29 science teacher Cedar Rapids Community School District Linn 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "convicted of unlawfully engaging in sex with a 14-year-old [girl]...and a 15-year-old girl" "The younger girl testified about how e-mail exchanges with Simmons evolved into a sexual relationship. She testified that she and Simmons had sex five times in an equipment room off the wrestling room at Jefferson. The older girl testified about a year-and-a-half sexual relationship she had with Simmons, saying the two had sex at school and each other's homes." 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
Sinclair, Klint Dale 29 high school baseball coach Wayne Community School District Wayne 2011 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown Revocation click here click here
Sisk, Gina M. 41 middle school physical education teacher Keokuk Community School District Keokuk 2014 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent spoke with two students about matters beyond the scope of an appropriate teacher-student relationship. Respondent engaged in romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationships with the students. Respondent exchanged phone calls, text messages, and other forms of written communication with the students. Respondent had inappropriate physical and/or sexual contact with the students. Respondent viewed a pornographic movie with students. Students would come to her house and sometimes spend the night." 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
Smith, Steven 38 high school biology teacher / track coach Maquoketa Valley Community School District Jackson 2011 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "From 2007 until 2009, Respondent developed a relationship with a student wherein Respondent communicated with the student via text messaging and Facebook and expressed feelings for the student" 1-year suspension click here click here
Sorensen, Craig D. 33 English teacher / cross country head coach Clayton Ridge Community School District Clayton 2010 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship Details unknown 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
Spencer, Jeffrey L. 42 teacher for students with behavioral and scholastic problems Marshalltown Community School District (Lenihan Intermediate School) Marshall 2007 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Spencer, 44, was charged in September 2005 with sexual exploitation by a school employee, indecent contact with a child and lascivious acts with a minor after the girl's father tapped the phone and discovered conversations of a sexual nature." Revocation click here click here
Stauffer, David R. 29 science teacher Cedar Rapids Community School District (Washington High School) Linn 1998 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Stauffer, 30, had an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old female student, board documents state. The relationship included writing romantic e-mail messages to the student, chatting on the Internet and frequent private conversations. No sexual relationship is alleged." 1-year suspension click here click here
St. Clair, Nancy L. 29 English teacher Harmony Community School District Van Buren 1990 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "unprofessional and inappropriate conduct in dealing with a male student who was a junior in high school" Revocation click here click here
Steward, Tyrone M. 36 teacher Des Moines Independent School District (Callanan Transitional School) Polk 1990 Criminal sexual offenses "did engage in repeated sexual advances with junior high male students, that he did engage in 'petting' with the students which involved sexual contact wherein he placed his hands on the students for the purpose of sexual gratification" Revocation click here click here