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
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
Coates Sr., Barry D. 42 at-risk counselor Council Bluffs Community School District Pottawattamie 1995 Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "Mr. Coates candidly admitted that he had performed a form of breast exams on [redacted] on two different occasions...Coates admitted having done abdominal exams...where he told her she was not pregnant by simply feeling her stomach...also conceded he had suggested video taping...as a form of sex therapy" 3-year suspension click here click here
Coppock, Shad 28 high school physical education teacher / boys' basketball coach and girls' golf coach St. Albert High School (Council Bluffs, Iowa) Pottawattamie 2004 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor "The preponderance of the evidence established that the Respondent has sexually harassed female students by making inappropriately personal and embarassing remakrs to them. ... He sent at least one student...an instant message indicating an inappropriately personal and familiar relationship." 3-year suspension click here click here
Demmer, Jacquelyn 30 counselor Archdiocese of Dubuque (Don Bosco Catholic High School) Black Hawk 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent engaged in grooming behavior, giving the student a personal check for $150 to buy a prom dress, buying the student two pairs of earrings, and also giving the student a pair of shoes. Respondent did not similarly buy gifts for other students... Respondent purchased Melatonin, an over-the-counter sleep medication, for the student... Respondent believed the student was being abuse but failed to file a child abuse report with the Department of Human Services." 3-year suspension click here click here
Elliott, Troy Douglas 32 high school mathematics teacher / head football coach Malcolm Price Laboratory School (UNI) Black Hawk 2014 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "The investigation revealed that Respondent had relationships that were beyond the bounds of appropriate teacher-student relationships. Respondent contacted students via phone and Facebook, tutored students while on administrative leave, and had students over to his home. Respondent provided alcohol to students at his home." 3-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
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
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
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
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
Suplee, Michael David 25 special education teacher Carlisle Community School District (Carlisle High School) Warren 2016 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent had inappropriately text messaged the student using the Snapchat application for his cell phone. During the conversation, Respondent repeatedly called the student 'beautiful.' Respondent arranged to pick up the student late at night from near her house and to return her to his home in Norwalk. Once at his house, he attempted to take photographs of the student and offered her an alcoholic mixed drink." 3-year suspension click here click here
Thomas, Laurie 28 high school and middle school music teacher South Tama Community School District Tama 2012 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent had a relationship with a student identified in the investigative report that was inappropriate for a teacher and student. The inappropriate relationship began while the student was still in school and progressed after graduation to include kissing and fondling. The student had graduated but was a minor at the time of the inappropriate physical contact." 3-year suspension click here click here