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
Boulton, Buddy 31 guidance counselor / boys' basketball coach Keota Community School District Keokuk 2003 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Although Mr. Boulton disputes some of the allegations raised by the District, he acknowledges that he may have engaged in conduct that could be viewed as inappropriate for the teacher/student relationship" 2-year suspension click here click here
Davis, Michael 38 middle school physical education Keokuk Community School District Keokuk 2011 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "it is alleged that Respondent sent numerous inappropriate text messages to a female student including inappropriate topics for a student-teacher relationship. It is alleged that Respondent kissed the female student and touched the student's buttocks." 2-year suspension 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
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
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
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
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
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