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
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
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
Glasnapp, Barret Brahn 45 middle school social studies teacher Underwood Community School District (Underwood Middle School) Pottawattamie 2015 Not specified "According to prosecutors, Glasnapp used code to solicit oral sex and even described graphic fantasies involving the [14, 15, or 16-year-old] girl." Revocation click here click here
Burke, Robert 42 administrator--principal Dubuque Community School District (Sageville Elementary School) Dubuque 2012 Criminal sexual offenses "accused of downloading child pornography and videotaping students in the boy’s restroom at school" Revocation 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
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
Buck, Andrew 26 middle school band music teacher / girls’ high school golf coach Anamosa Community School District (West Middle School band, Anamosa High School) Jones 2011 Sexual involvement or indecent, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "admitted touching the victim’s thigh on one occasion" "accused of engaging in a pattern of sexual conduct on three occasions with an 18-year-old female student at Anamosa High School." Revocation 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
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
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
Stillman, Matthew 27 social studies teacher / assistant wrestling coach Newton Community School District (High School) Jasper 2016 Not specified "allegations of inappropriate contact between a male teacher and a female student" Revocation 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
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
Chamberlin, Jeremy 32 business teacher / volleyball coach Oskaloosa Community School District Mahaska 2011 Criminal sexual offenses; Sexual involvement or indecent, Sexual exploitation of a minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "alleged that Respondent sent numerous inappropriate text messages to a female student...included naked photographs of the Respondent and student...invited the student over to his house. While there...kissing and fondling,,,touched the student's buttocks, and touched the student's breasts" 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
Yoder, Trent 28 6th grade teacher / high school volleyball coach Anita Community School District Cass 1999 Criminal sexual offenses "arrested May 14 after a high school girl was videotaped changing clothes in a girls' restroom at Anita Elementary School" "the student found the video camera May 13 hidden behind a towel in the elementary school restroom with the lens showing" Revocation click here click here
Colsch, Daniel 26 science teacher Mount Vernon Community School District Linn 2001 Telephone dissemination of obscene material "As they continued e-mail chats over the next month, 'Conan Dan 25' started making comments about the girl having a nice body and started asking sexually oriented questions, the court document said. At one point, the [15-year-old] girl said she was asked to come to his office at school and perform a sex act, according to the document." Revocation click here click here
Thompson, Benjamin James 27 music teacher (assistant band director) Pella Community School District (High School) Marion 2016 Not specified "Authorities say Thompson had been talking on the phone, texting and Skyping images of a sexual nature with the [15-year-old] girl and eventually drove to Charles City to meet her, picking her up in his vehicle on three different occasions in and driving to remote areas of Floyd County to have sex with her." Revocation click here click here
Ayers, Leland Dirk 50 high school social studies teacher / basketball coach and volleyball coach New Hampton Community School District Chickasaw 2006 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Ayers found the unidentified girl's profile and sent her a message seeking a sexual relationship, according to records" Revocation click here click here
Amosson, Anthony/Tony 28 4th grade teacher / coach Martensdale St. Mary's Community School District Warren 1995 Sexual or otherwise indecent act with a student or any minor, Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Became personally involved with the student, pursued a nonprofessional relationship that was inappropriate." | "An investigator determined in June that Amosson likely had a sexual relationship with the student, who was serving as a teacher's helper" Revocation click here click here
Gammell, Eldon R. 55 high school English teacher and volleyball coach Creston Community School District (Creston High School) Union 1994 Criminal sexual offenses "charged with one count of lascivious conduct with a minor and two counts of third-degree sexual abuse" Revocation click here click here
Garoutte, Michael W. 47 industrial technology teacher Linn-Mar Community School District Linn 2000 Criminal sexual offenses "charged with third-degree sexual abuse on suspicion of engaging in a sex act with a 15-year-old male student at Linn-Mar Middle School" Revocation click here click here
Van Zee, Sherman W. 34 teacher Des Moines Christian Schools Polk 1991 Criminal sexual offenses "charges were filed...the crime of sexual abuse in the third degree...by performing sex acts with a 13 year old male student who had also attended a Bible class he had conducted...Respondent was convicted of this offense." Revocation click here click here
Conaway, Margo 27 Spanish teacher Grinnell-Newberg Community School District (Grinnell High School) Poweshiek 1998 Sexual involvement or indecent "Conaway admitted to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student in November and December 1997" Revocation 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
Beard, Duane 31 special education teacher Red Oak Community School District Montgomery 1987 Sexual involvement or indecent "court documents accuse Beard of molesting the [14-year-old] boy in the spring of 1983 at a Des Moines Howard Johnson's motel. The boy 'was in Beard's custody...and (Beard) did use his authority to force him to submit to intercourse,' according to court documents." Revocation click here click here
Eveleth, Daniel C. 43 teacher Northwood-Kensett Community School District (Northwood-Kensett High School, Northwood, Iowa) Worth 2002 Sexual involvement or indecent "Court records said Daniel Eveleth began teaching at Northwood-Kensett and began a sexual relationship with the woman. She was a senior at the time and had reached the age of 18, the legal age of consent, court records said. The court noted that Eveleth did not have the woman as a student and that any encounters took place away from school and were consensual." 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
Davidson, Robert Philip 27 high school social studies teacher / girls' basketball coach Corning Community School District Adams 2003 Sexual involvement or indecent "Davidson began the affair with one of his players in the fall of 2001, when he was 27. He had asked the educational examiners to suspend his license for three years rather than permanently ban him from teaching. Davidson, who admitted having the affair, faces no criminal charges because under Iowa law 16-year-olds are legally able to consent to sex." Revocation click here click here
Deardorff, Douglas R. 28 mathematics teacher, physical education teacher / coach West Marshall Community School Distirct Marshall 1991 Sexual involvement or indecent "Deardorff sexually assaulted a student In December 1977, and there were three later assaults, according to a complaint filed with the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. The former West Marshall student was 15 at the time, the complaint says" Revocation click here click here