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Nebraska Professional Practices Commission

Revocations

Every effort has been made to assure accuracy in the following case histories, however, the Nebraska Professional Practices Commission does not guarantee complete accuracy of the information contained in this web site. Please direct questions, comments, or corrections to the NPPC office in writing or via e-mail at the addresses below.

 

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CASE No. 90008, Michael Heavrin:
Misdemeanor conviction for Contributing to the Delinquency of Minors, videotaping of students which endangered the health and safety of students and which was not in the best interest of the students.
NPPC recommendation - One year suspension. State Board decision - Permanent revocation.

 

Case No. 90026, Jerry Smith:
Felony conviction for three counts of Sexual Contact with a Child.
NPPC recommendation - Permanent revocation. State Board decision - Permanent revocation.

 

Case No. 90032, Rodney Evanich:
Misdemeanor convictions for Indecent Exposure, and Lewd and Lascivious Behavior.
NPPC recommendation - Two year revocation. State Board decision - Two year revocation.

 

Case No. 90049, Douglas Vance:
Destroying and/or discarding grade records of students when leaving his position as a long term substitute teacher.
NPPC recommendation - Three year revocation. State Board decision - One year revocation.

 

Case No. 91004, Monty Pierce:
Sexual intercourse with a female student and misdemeanor conviction for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
NPPC recommendation - Permanent revocation. State Board decision - Ten year revocation.

 

Case No. 91010, Wesley Sumpter:
Felony conviction for Mailing a Threatening Communication.
NPPC recommendation - Two year revocation. State Board decision - Two year revocation.

 

Case No. 91049, Peggy Hansen:
Misdemeanor conviction for Theft from a local education association.
NPPC recommendation - Two year revocation. State Board decision - Two year revocation.

 

Case No. 91052, William Dennison:
Fondling a female student and four separate incidents of sexual harassment.
NPPC recommendation - Twenty year revocation. State Board decision - Twenty year revocation.

 

Case No. 91054:
Felony conviction for Third Degree Arson.
NPPC recommendation - Twenty-seven month revocation. State Board decision - Twenty-seven month revocation.

 

Case No. 90155, James Garfield:
Two incidents of sexual intercourse with a female student and a felony conviction for False Imprisonment.
NPPC recommendation - Twenty year revocation. State Board decision - Twenty year revocation.

 

Case No. 92001, Ernest Ridgeway:
Felony conviction for nine counts of Sexual Assault of a Child.
NPPC recommendation - Twenty year revocation. State Board decision - Lifetime revocation.

 

Case No. 92019, Daniel Hendrickson:
Felony conviction for Sexual Contact with a Child.
NPPC recommendation - Three year revocation. State Board decision - Three year revocation.

 

Case No. 93001:
Felony conviction for Second Degree Forgery.
NPPC recommendation - Fifty-seven month revocation. State Board decision - Fifty-seven month revocation.

 

Case No. 93006, Sheryl McDougall:
Sexual relationship with a former female student which began while the former female student was in high school.
NPPC recommendation - Fifty-seven month suspension. State Board decision - Permanent revocation.

 

Case No. 93011, Christopher Michael:
Misdemeanor conviction for six counts of Theft.
NPPC recommendation - Five year revocation. State Board decision - Five year revocation.

 

Case No. 93018, Patrick Paul:
Certificate permanently revoked in Iowa for Providing Alcohol to Minor Students.
NPPC recommendation - Ten year revocation. State Board decision - Permanent revocation.

 

Case No. 93019, Frederick Nelson III:
Certificate permanently revoked in Iowa for Providing Alcohol to Minor Students.
NPPC recommendation - Ten year revocation. State Board decision - Permanent revocation. 

 

Case No. 93020, Gary F. Naylor:
Certificate revoked in Washington for misdemeanor conviction for Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes.
NPPC recommendation - Twenty year revocation. State Board decision - Permanent revocation.

 

Case No. 94006, Dean E. Curtis:
Felony conviction for one count of Knowingly Causing a False Claim to be Made Against the EPA.
NPPC recommendation - Fifty-five month revocation. State Board decision - Fifty-five month revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 95-1: Case No. 94023:
Felony conviction for one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition of Property.
NPPC Recommendation - Seventeen month revocation. State Board Decision - Seventeen month revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 95-5: Case No. 94035, Richard Bonham:
Admitted to theft of money from school-related organization. Used school property, van, for personal use and billed district.
NPPC recommendation - Sixteen month revocation. State Board decision - Concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 95-6: Case No. 94048, Gary Trautman::
Engaged in a personal relationship with a female student which included displays of affection such as kissing and writing of letters.
NPPC recommendation - Sixteen month revocation (or until terms and conditions of probation whichever occurs later). State Board decision - Five year revocation and completion of terms and conditions of probation.

 

NPPC Case No. 95-7: Case No. 94061, Gregory Walsh:
Felony conviction of access service fraud.
NPPC recommendation - Ten year revocation. State Board decision - Concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 95-11: Case No. 95005, Gary Sanders:
Found guilty of a charge of Annoying a Minor in a plea agreement regarding fondling stepdaughters breasts.
NPPC recommendation - Three year revocation. State Board decision - Concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 95-12: Case No. 95013, Paul Gibilisco:
Misdemeanor conviction of Lewd Conduct.
NPPC recommendation - Two year revocation and completion of terms and conditions of probation. State Board decision - Concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 95-14: Case No. 95015, Robert Ulip:
Misdemeanor conviction of Lewd Conduct.
NPPC recommendation - Two year revocation beginning at date of conviction. State Board decision - Two year revocation beginning in September 7, 1995.

 

NPPC Case No. 95-15 Case No. 94060, Dennis Mehlhaff:
Violations of regulations including: discrimination, using coercive means, making fraudulent statements, sexual harassment, misrepresentation in the performance of professional duties, misrepresent an institution with which an educator is affiliated and failure to distinguish between personal and institutional views, failure to conduct business through designated procedures form employing agency, failure to adhere to and enforce school board policy, failure to use channels of communication, show disrespect and lack of acceptance of others.
NPPC recommendation - One year revocation. State Board decision - Concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 96-1, Case No. 95026, Joe Pettus:
Found guilty of the felony offense of First Degree Sexual Assault on a Child.
NPPC recommendation - Lifetime revocation. State Board decision - concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 96-2, Case No.95030, Duane Bourne:
Found guilty on two counts of the felony offense of Sexual Assault of a Child.
NPPC recommendation - Lifetime revocation. State Board decision - concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 96-3, Case No. 95033, Michael Kitt:
Pled guilty to the offense of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class I misdemeanor. (Plea agreement whereby State of NE agreed to dismiss a charge of procuring alcohol for a minor.)
NPPC recommendation - Suspension for two years from and after the date of the final action taken by the State Board - State Board decision - Five year revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 96-6, Case No. 96010, Douglas Vance:
Respondent falsified application form answering "no" to the question, "Have you ever had a certificate or license revoked or suspended?" (see Case No. 90049); brought photographs of nude men and women to class he was substitute teaching which were discovered by students; approached female student showed her photograph of nude male and asked her if he could photograph her.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 97-1, Case No. 996001, Thomas J. Ketterling:
Pled no contest to the Class III Felony of purchasing videotape which contains depictions of sexually explicit conduct which has a child as one of its participants or portrayed observers.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 97-5, Case No. 96012, Tamara K. Larson:
Respondent falsified reports regarding post-graduate hours and was paid $1,482. more than she was eligible to receive. Respondent also was found guilty of one count of theft for writing unauthorized checks on the Banner County Education Association while sec./treas. and was sentenced to one year probation for the check charge.
NPPC recommendation - Two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 97-7, Case No. 96024, Kirk Schuerman:
Petition alleged that Respondent on more than one occasion had inappropriate contact with students, "grabbed hand and played with it;" "rubbed shoulder while he talked to her;" "put his hand on her knee, and put his hand on her hand;" "touched her shoulder and placed his hand on the middle of her leg above the knee;". Parties entered into a Settlement Agreement for Revocation of Certificate which was filed with the Commission.
NPPC recommendation - Two-year revocation. State Board concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 97-8, Case No. 96036:
Petition alleged that Respondent had failed to report 3rd degree assault charge, a trespass to property of another conviction, an injury to the property of another conviction, and a disturbing the peace conviction when submitting an application for a teaching certificate. Additionally, under oath, the Respondent failed to report these convictions and failed to give an accurate account of events which resulted in an assault conviction.
NPPC recommendation - Three-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 98-1, Case No. 97004, Samuel B. Pratt:
Respondent pled guilty to and was convicted of a felony in the U.S. District Court for the District of NE.
NPPC Recommendation: Five-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 98-2, Case No. 97003, Scott P. Schmer:
Respondent had four male students at the Henderson Community Schools completely disrobe, which made students uncomfortable. Respondent used the school district=s computer system to send an e-mail message of a sexual nature to a male professor at a private college.
NPPC recommendation - to accept Settlement Agreement and revoke certificate for ten years. State Board decision - concurred with NPPC.

 

NPPC Case No. 98-4 Case No. 97017, Jerilyn Ann Cash:
Respondent pled "No Contest" to a charge of Abuse or Neglect of a Disabled Adult.
NPPC recommendation = permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 98-5, Case No. 97002, Bill Lambrecht:
Respondent received reimbursement from the Nebraska Department of Education and from Midland Lutheran College for the same activities. Respondent submitted vouchers for reimbursement for his wife to participate in administering tests even though she did not participate in the administration of the tests.
NPPC recommendation - to accept Settlement Agreement for two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 98-6, Case No. 98003, Kevin J. Moran:
Respondent pled "No Contest" to a charge of Indecent Exposure pursuant to a plea agreement wherein the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge of lewd conduct.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 98-7, Case No. 98004, Doug Donnelson:
Respondent admitted to having sexual intercourse with a seventeen-year old female student of Millard North High during the 1997-98 school year.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 98-8, Case No. 98002, Robert G. Diekmann:
Respondent entered into a pretrial diversion program for a charge of public indecency. Respondent was in Holmes Lake Park during the daytime in a school district car where it was observed that a female was performing a sex act upon the respondent.
In a Settlement Agreement the NPPC recommendation is two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 98-09, Case No. 98027, Kelly J. Faiman:
The Respondent's South Dakota teaching certificate was revoked for having a sexual relationship with a student at Dakota Valley High School where he was employed as a teacher. He was subsequently sentenced to one year in the county jail in Union County South Dakota and fined $1,000 plus court costs. The Court suspended all but thirty days of the jail sentence on the condition the Respondent pay the student's counseling costs and have no further criminal offenses for one year.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation of the Respondent's Nebraska public schools teaching certificate. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 99-1, Case No. 98202:
Respondent was convicted in the Douglas County Court of lewd conduct for an incident occurring at Lake Cunningham in Omaha, NE. At the time of said incident, the Respondent was employed by the Millard Public Schools.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 99-3, Case No. 98030, Daniel Ohlrich:
Respondent engaged in an immoral act, exploited a professional relationship with a student, and sexually harassed a female student. Testimony was received regarding Respondent's conduct while he was employed at McCool Junction High School and Lewiston High School.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred. 

 

NPPC Case No. 99-4, Case No. 98017, Ronald Kelton:
The petition alleged certains acts of conduct, including: that the Respondent disregarded school board directives and policy and Department of Education regulations. That he also used inappropriate language and profanity in professional settings. He mad derogatory comments about school board members, students, and patrons. That the Respondent engaged in dishonset and deceptive practices with the board and he released personal information regarding the physical condition and treatment of a special education student to a newspaper. Additionally, that the Respondent mismanaged the school district's Title I Federal Program.
NPPC recommendation - Permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 99-5, Case No. 99001:
Submitted application for a Nebraska teaching certificate answering "no" to the question, "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" The Respondent was convicted in 1980 in the Lancaster County District Court for the offense of accessory to a felony and was placed on probation and satisfactorily completed the terms of his probation.
NPPC recommendation - One year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 99-8, Case No. 99009, Bradley Gene Sauder:
The Respondent, during a day of substitute teaching, took six driver's education students in a school van wherein he ecouraged the students to continue with a conversation about smoking marijuana and told them that he had used it. The Respondent then permitted the student driver to return to the school parking lot, retrieve marijuana and paraphernalia and return to the school van. He then allowed the student to continue driving the school van while two of the six students in the van smoked marijuana. He did not prevent nor discourage these students from smoking while in the school van. The Respondent was found guility of the offense of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class I Misdemeanor, for this incident. The Respondent had also indicated on an application for a teaching certificate with the NE Department of Education that he had never been found guility of a felony or misdemeanor or entered a plea of no contest to a felony or misdemeanor when in fact, the Respondent, in 1978 had been found guilty of the offense of insufficient fund check, uttering a forged instrument, and burglary, all felonies and had been sentenced to two years imprisonment at the NE Penal and Correctional Complex. The Respondent, in 1980, had also been convicted of two offenses of receiving stolen property and was sentenced to thirteen months at the NE Penal and Correctional Complex.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 99-7, Case No. 99015, John L. Winter:
The Respondent pled no contest ans was found guilty of indecent exposure for an incident which occured in a public park. At the time of said incident, the Respondent was employed at a middle school.
NPPC recommendation - two year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 99-10, Case No.99020, Gary Weikel:
The Respondent  used school district computers to visit numerous sites on the Internet that contained pictures of nude or partially naked females. At the time of the incident the Respondent was an elementary school teacher.
NPPC recommendation - two year revocation and appropriate counseling. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 00-1, Les R. Tebbenkamp:
The Respondent was found guilty of the offense of lewd conduct in the Douglas County Court.
NPPC recommendation - Two-year revocation. State Board decision - Two year revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 00-3:
The Respondent was found guilty of the offense of theft of property of the Aurora Public Schools, a Class I Midemeaner, and sentenced to a six-month term of probation.
NPPC recommendation - Two-year suspension. State Board decision - Two-year revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 00-9, Jason Van Ackeren::
The Respondent had sexual contact, including oral sex, with a tenth-grade female student.
NPPC Recommendation: Permanent revocation. State Board decision - pending.

 

NPPC Case No. 00-11, Rani L. Gordon:
The Respondent was found to have had sexual relationship with a special education student while the Respondent wass employed as a teacher for the Sioux Fall, South Dakota School District.
NPPC recommendation - Permanent revocation. State Board decision - pending.

 

NPPC Case No. 00-12, Case No. 00026, Douglas Strong:
Respondent had sexual relations with a sixteen-year-old female student.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 00-13, Case No. 00022:
Respondent committed a felony under the laws of the State of Nebraska by submitting false documentation and authorizing payments of $2100, $995, and $1275 from the Perkins Consortium Fund which monies were deposited in the Respondent's personal bank account.
NPPC recommendation - five-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 00-14, Case No. 0007, Linda Harris::
Respondent was found guilty of one count of theft by unlawful taking and sentenced to one year of probation for unauthorized use of funds belonging to an education association for which she served as treasurer.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 01-01, Case No. 01-08:
Respondent used school computer equipment to visit internet sites and print pictures of nude or partially nude females and males.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation and completion of appropriate counseling respecting his behavior. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 01-02, Case No. 01-09, Myron E. Robertson:
Respondent had sexual intercourse with a fourteen-year-old female student. Further, found guilty on two felony counts.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred...

 

NPPC Case No. 01-06, Case No. 01-18, Steven Morgheim:
Respondent was found guilty of bank fraud, a felony, in the state of Alaska.
NPPC recommendation - six-year revocation and to comply with all the terms and conditions of his sentence in the United States District Court for the District of Alaska, to include, but not be limited to payment of restitution in the amount of $40,250. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 01-08, Case No. 01-20, James LaFollette:
Respondent, while a special education teacher, forged the names of parents, as well as a staff member, on special education records of students.
NPPC recommendation - five-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-01, Case No. 01032, Doug Hulinsky:
Respondent was found guilty of furnishing false information on a title, a Class III Felony, and conspiracy, a Class II Felony.
NPPC recommendation - five-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-02, Case No. 01042, Douglas Houser:
Respondent used computer equipment of the school district and ESUs to access sexually explicit pictures and images on the Internet.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision -four-year revocation

 

NPPC Case No. 02-03, Case No. 01048, Samuel Edwards:
Respondent was found guilty of attempted second-degree sexual assault, a Class IV felony, and sentenced to thirteen months incarceration.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-03, Case No. 01018, Melissa D. McGee:
Respondent consumed alcoholic beverage and then transported students in a school vehicle; allowed students to consume alcoholic beverages, allowed students to watch sexually explicit videos and stay in motel rooms with other students of the opposite gender ; and left students unsupervised for substantial periods of time while attending a meeting in another city.
NPPC recommendation - ten-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-05, Case No. 02027, Paul Keeney:
Respondent's Colorado certificate was permanently revoked after he admitted kissing a seventeen-year-old female student.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-06, Case No. 01043, Jace Smrcka:
Respondent had a personal relationship with a seventeen-year-old female student, but who was not one of the Respondent's students.
NPPC recommendation - seven-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-08, Case No. 01033, John Bowen:
Respondent was found guilty in the U.S. District Court of Using Means of Interstate Commerce to attempt to induce a minor to engage in sexual activity, which is a felony, and sentenced him to thirty-seven months incarceration.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-10, Case No. 02020, Scott Burtle:
Respondent was found guilty of Possession of Child Pornography and Criminal Forfeiture, a felony, and was sentenced to twenty-seven months of incarceration.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-11, Case No. 02028, Glen Ogden:
Respondent pled guilty to two counts of possession of visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct involving minors.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-12, Case No. 02054:
Respondent was issued a citation for Lewd Conduct, Soliciting Lewd Conduct, and Unwanted Sexual Touching. He pled guilty to the offense of Disturbing the Peace.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-13, Case No. 02052, Richard Santee:
Respondent was issued a citation for Lewd Conduct, Solicitation, and Sexual Assault.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-14, Case No. 02070, Kimball Fry:
Respondent used school computer equipment to visit Internet sites of sexually explicit pictures and images.
NPPC recommendation - four-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 02-15, Case No. 02060, Joey Ossian:
Respondent littered the lawn of a school board member with beer cans and wrote comments on a car about the school board member's daughter who attended the school; Respondent invited a female student into his motel room in Lincoln and kissed the student.
NPPC recommendation - five-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 03-01, Case No. 02080:
Respondent used school district computer equipment to view and download sexually explicit pictures and movies.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 03-02 , Case No. 02025, Jon Hughes:
Respondent, under the influence of alcohol, had sexual contact with a female student in the student's motel room. Respondent was found guilty of Third Degree Sexual Assault, a Class I misdemeanor.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - permanent revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 03-04:
Respondent used school district computer equipment to access sexually explicit pictures.
NPPC recommendation - two year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 03-05, Roz Buddenberg:
Respondent used school district computer equipment to access sexually explicit pictures.
NPPC recommendation - two year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 03-08, Case No. 02074, Todd Senters:
Respondent engaged in a sexual relationship with a seventeen-year-old female student and on one occasion the Respondent videotaped sexual contact between himself and the student. On May 22, 2003, the Douglas County District Court found the Respondent guilty of manufacturing child pornography, a Class III felony.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 03-12, Case No. 03016, Mitchell Moorhead:
Respondent used profanity in addressing and in the presence of students. The Respondent hit several students on the head and buttocks with a board. Additionally, he slammed a student's head onto a bench and threw two students against bleachers.
NPPC recommendation - Five-year revocation. State Board decision - permanent revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 03-14, Case No. 03042, James Dimon:
Respondent kissed a married female, not his wife, and placed his hand upon her breast, without her permission and consent. He also used a government computer to view sexually explicit material.
NPPC recommendation - three-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 03-15, Case No. 03045, Anthony Weber:
Respondent pled guilty to a felony charge of Sexual Assault of a Child and a felony charge of Child Abuse. Both charges and guilty pleas were based upon the fact that while the Respondent was employed as a teacher, he had repeated sexual contact with at least two students.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-01, Case No. 03012, Kathryn J. Timmermans:
Respondent was repeatedly absent from her job, and on several occasions either arrived late at work, called in late for work, or completely failed to inform the administration of extended absences. On a specific day, the Respondent arrived at work under the influence of alcohol.
NPPC recommendation - Five-year revocation with evidence of satisfactorily completing alcohol treatment program prior to reinstatement. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-02, Case No. 03020, Kevin Martin:
Respondent made an inappropriate gesture to a school board member, referred to two female custodians as the "sandwich twins" explaining that it meant "girl, guy, girl sandwich." Over a period of three years the Respondent mooned a female custodian, used profanity and made inappropriate and unprofessional comments to female basketball players.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - changed to three year revocation.

 

NPPC Case No 04-03, Case No. 03008, Jon Broadbent:
Respondent used school district computer to access and disseminate inappropriate material; allowed two individuals to teach without valid teaching certificates; misrepresented Fall Personnel Report to Nebraska Department of Education; misrepresented North Central Accreditation Report; made demeaning comments about male members of the school board during a meeting with teachers; and used profanity during executive sessions of school board meetings.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-04, Case No. 03015, Beverly J. Grant:
Respondent had her Provisional Mental Health Practitioner license revoked and Supervisory Registration Form placed on probation for five years by the NE Department of Health and Human Services Division of Regulation and Licensure for failure to comply with the order of probation entered by it. Additionally, Respondent falsified or misrepresented reason for absences from her employment with the school district. Additionally, she was observed speaking with slurred speech and being forgetful and confused while at work at the school. She further failed to accurately compute test scores of special education students.
NPPC recommendation - three-year revocation with the condition that she continue to receive mental health counseling and random drug testing. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-05, Case No. 04007:
Respondent was sentenced to two years of probation for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class IV Felony by the Washington County District Court.
NPPC recommendation - five-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-06, Case No. 03038 & 03039, Brent Boettcher:
Respondent allowed a laptop computer belonging to the school district to be used to access sexually explicit material; and was found guilty of theft by Unlawful Taking, a Class I Misdemeanor for taking property belonging to the Stanton Community Schools.
NPPC recommendation - four-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-07, Case No. 03043:
Respondent was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to theft a Class I Misdemeanor for taking property belonging to Wayne Community Schools.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-09, Case No. 04012, Scott Hecox:
Respondent's Iowa teaching certificate was permanently revoked for having an inappropriate relationship with a female students.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-11, Case No 03040, Jason Huggins:
Respondent committed an immoral act and an act of moral turpitude. Attempted child abuse.
NPPC recommendation - Permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-12, Case No. 04035:
Respondent sexually harassed students and had inappropriate relationships with students via e-mail while a teacher and coach in Iowa. The State of Iowa suspended the Respondent's certificate with no possibility of reinstatement for three years.
NPPC recommendation - five-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-13, Case No. 04024:
Respondent placed his hand on the buttock of an undercover police officer, placed his arm around the officer's midback, and asked if he could kiss the officer at a public park.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-14, Case No. 04029, Kelly Meyer:
Respondent used school district equipment to access personal material.
NPPC recommendation - one-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-16, Case No. 04013:
Respondent pled guilty in the Woodbury County District Court of Iowa, to the offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and was placed on probation for one year.
NPPC recommendation - one-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 04-18, Case No. 04036, Marcia Miller:
Respondent reported to work under the influence of alcohol.
NPPC recommendation - one-year revocation and satisfactory evidence of alcohol counseling prior to seeking reinstatement. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No.05-02, Case No. 04049:
Respondent reported to work under the influence of alcohol.
NPPC recommendation - one-year revocation with evidence of successful alcohol counseling prior to seeking reinstatement. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-04, Case No 04054:
Respondent was sentenced in the Box Butte County Court to probation for a term of one year after he pled guilty to two counts of Third Degree Assault and one count of Attempted Strangulation, all Class I Misdemeanors. These charges arose from a domestic assault between the Respondent and his wife.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation and satisfactorily completing terms and conditions of his probation prior to seeking reinstatement. State Board decision - fourteen-month revocation and satisfactorily completing terms and conditions of his probation.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-05, Case No. 04042:
Respondent used her school district computer to send and receive personal emails during school time.
NPPC recommendation - concurred with Settlement Agreement of one-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-07, Case No. 05002:
Respondent used his position at the school to develop a personal relationship with a female student that resulted in the Respondent having sexual intercourse with the student the day after the student graduated from high school.
NPPC recommendation - five-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-08, Case No. 05016, Kathie Andrews:
Respondent pled no contest to a Class II Misdemeanor of Attempted Theft involving the theft of money belonging to the Cross County Education Association. Respondent was sentenced to pay a fine and make restitution.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-09, Case No. 05011:
Respondent engaged in a personal relationship with a female student that resulted in the Respondent and the student having sexual intercourse.
NPPC recommendation - concurred with Settlement Agreement of a four-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-10, Case No. 05038, Dawn Lenea Reiser:
Respondent was found guilty of two counts of indecency with a child-contact and two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child in the State of Texas, and sentenced to eight years incarceration.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-12, Case No. 05026, Robert L. Rabe:
Respondent wrote personal notes to a seventeen-year-old female student that made the student and her family uncomfortable.
NPPC recommendation - five year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-14, Case No. 05039, Terry Schmutte:
Respondent was found guilty of attempted sexual assault/minor-first-degree, a felony, in the State of Nebraska, and sentenced to ten to twelve years incarceration.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-13, Case No. 04034, Robert Tomlin:
Respondent pled guilty to burglary and possession of a controlled substance, both felonies; was found guilty by the Furnas County Court and placed on probation for thirty months.
NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation and that prior to issuance of a new certificate, the Respondent shall have satisfactorily completed all terms and conditions of the District Court probation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-15, Case No. 05034:
Respondent mishandled school funds and failed to keep records for school activities she was assigned to sponsor contrary to written and dated policies of the Fairbury Public Schools which had been communicated to her.
NPPC recommendation – two-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-16, Case NO. 05023, Brett Meyer:
Respondent had an inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old female student that involved a series of personal communications through the use of cell phones, text messaging, instant messaging, and emails.
NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 05-17, Case No. 05030, Lynn Weibel:
Respondent was sentenced to 24 months of probation after she pled guilty to criminal attempt-possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a Class I Misdemeanor.
NPPC recommendation – Permanent revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 06-03, Case No. 05020, Jolene Cortez:
Respondent was sentenced to fifty-seven months of incarceration by the United States District Court pursuant to a plea agreement wherein the Respondent pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute more than fifty grams of methamphetamine mixture and criminal forfeiture, both felonies.
NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 06-04, Case No. 05044:
Respondent used a school district computer to access sexually explicit material.
NPPC recommendation – two-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 06-07, Case No. 05028, Gregory Brecka:
Respondent pled guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and false reporting, Both Class I misdemeanors and was sentenced to three hundred sixty-five days in jail on both counts. Respondent was sentenced to 365 days in jail on both counts.
NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 06-08, Case No. 05025:
Respondent was found guilty in the Scottsbluff County Court of unlawful taking, a Class I Misdemeanor and was sentenced to a fine and restitution.
NPPC recommendation – two-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 06-11, Case No. 05037, Lisa Marten:
Respondent submitted false time sheets which included the signature of the superintendent which she had “cut and pasted.” Respondent pled guilty in the Thomas Count to Attempted Second Degree Forgery, a Class I Misdemeanor and was sentenced by this same court to a six-month term of probation.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 06-13, Case No. 06020, Gene Boeka
Respondent pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska to the offense of Robbery, a felony. He was found guilty by this same court and sentenced to a term of twelve months and one day to the Bureau of Prisons and a supervised release for a term of three years. Special assessment of was ordered in the amount of $100.00, and restitution in the amount of $7,761.00 with release pending executive of sentence.
NPPC recommendation - five year revocation and before any certificate be issued to the Respondent in the future, he shall have complied with all terms and conditions of the U.S. District court sentencing order. State Board decision - State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 07-04, Case No. 06034, Debra Kurmel:
Respondent’s license to practice nursing was revoked for a minimum of two years by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Regulation and Licensure division. The Respondent entered into a Settlement Agreement with that agency wherin Respondent admitted violation her probation due to alcohol abuse.
NPPC recommendation - special services certificate be revoked until she presents to the State Board of Education evidence of the reissuance or the reinstatement of her license to practice nursing by the Department of Health and Human Services. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 07-05, Case No. 06028, Michael Bonner:
Respondent was sentenced by the Douglas County Court to 24 months of probation after pleading guilty to Sale of Obscene Material to a Minor, a Class I Misdemeanor.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No.07-06, Case No. 06037, Geoffrey Kline:
Respondent pled guilty in the Saunders County Court to the charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, a Class I Misdemeanor, and was sentenced to 120 days of incarceration and 24 months of probation.
NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 07-09, Case No. 07020, Thomas Henn:
Respondent used school district equipment to access sexually explicit material.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 07-11, Case No. 07013, Eldon Marsh:
Respondent used school district computer to access sexually explicit material.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 07-12, Case No. 07029:
Respondent used school district equipment to access sexually explicit material.
NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 07-15, Case No. 06031, Todd Peters:
Respondent sent inappropriate text messages to a female teacher and to two female students and exhibited inappropriate behavior toward a female student.
NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 07-16, Case No. 07043, Cortney White:
Respondent participated in obtaining alcohol for two students for which she was found guilty by the Box Butte County Court of the charge of Procure/Sell alcohol to Minor, a Class I Misdemeanor.
NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-02, Case No. 07038, Krista Crosby:
Respondent admitted to being in possession of a controlled substance, heroin, and to possessing drug paraphernalia, and also to having used heroin during the morning of August 30, 2007, after school personnel found a spoon that contained residue, a cut straw with residue, and a green bag of small black rocks that appeared to be “crack” cocaine. Respondent pled guilty to the charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance, to wit: Heroin, a felony, and was admitted to the Douglas County Drug Court.
NPPC recommendation – seven-year revocation and Respondent is to comply with all terms and conditions imposed by the Douglas County Drug Court. State Board decision-State Board voted to permanently revoke Krista Crosby’s certificate.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-05, Case No. 08022, Michael Govig:
Respondent: Respondent pled guilty in the United States District Court to the charge of Receipt of Child Pornography, a felony. Respondent was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release.

NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-06, Case No. 07032, Lisa Garrett:
Respondent had an inappropriate relationship that included physical contact with a male student.

NPPC recommendation – six-year revocation. State Board decision – permanent revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-08, Case No, 08008:
Respondent admitted to an inappropriate non-sexual relationship with an 18-year-old female student.

NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-09, Case No. 08023:
Respondent was found guilty in the Lincoln County Court, Nebraska of Theft by Taking, Value $200.00 or Less, a Class II Misdemeanor, and ordered to pay restitution to the North Platte Booster Club in the amount of $907.00.

NPPC recommendation – two-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-11, Case No. 08-11, Kelsey Peterson:
Respondent pled guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, to Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2423(b), a felony and on September 29, 2008, the Respondent was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release.

NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-12, Case No. 08029, John Pope:
Respondent entered a plea of guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement, to Count III of an Information alleging that on or between January 3, 2006, and December 28, 2006, Theft by Unlawful Taking of funds belonging to the South Sioux Education Association and/or the Nebraska State Education Association, a Class III Felony.

NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-16, Case No. 08027, Constance Pope:
Respondent entered a plea of guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement, to three Counts of an Information alleging that on or between April 10, 2005, and April 23, 2007, theft by Unlawful Taking of funds belonging to the South Sioux Education Association, and/or the Nebraska State Education Association, a Class I Misdemeanor.

NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-17, Case No. 08028, Kendra Fritsche:
Respondent made false statements to administrators at the Kearney Public Schools as to her whereabouts during a fifty minute time slot from the 2006-2007 school year until approximately September 2, 2008, and was paid by the school district for services she did not provide.

NPPC recommendation – two-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 08-18, Case No. 08034, Thomas Gellatly:
Respondent pled guilty, pursuant to a plea agreement, in the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska to Counts I and III of an Indictment alleging receipt or distribution of child pornography on or before February 12, 2008. He was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment followed by five years’ supervised release.

NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 09-02, Case No. 09015, Sanford Kaplan:
Respondent pled no contest and was found guilty of 7 Counts of Child Abuse and 1 Count of False Imprisonment, all Class IIIA Felonies, in the District Court of Lancaster County and was sentenced to 8-24 years’ incarceration and required to register as a Sex Offender.

NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 09-03, Case No. 09021, Dexter Brown:
Respondent did not answer a question truthfully when he applied for a Nebraska Certificate in 2007.

NPPC recommendation – one-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 09-07, Case No. 09036:
Respondent was charged in the Saunders County District Court with Theft by Deception over $1,500, from the Village of Valparaiso, A Class III Felony, which was subsequently dismissed, pursuant to a plea agreement.

NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 09-08, Case No. 09038, Scott Brannan:
Respondent’s Colorado Teacher License was revoked after the Respondent pled guilty in 2007 in the Eagle County District Court of Colorado to one count of Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, a Class 6 Felony. He was then sentenced to a four-year deferred judgment and placed on probation for two years.

NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 09-10, Case No. 09027, Brian Margritz:
Respondent resigned from the Papillion-LaVista Public Schools in June of 2009. He admitted that students viewed sexually explicit photographs that were placed and stored by the Respondent on a grant-funded school district iPod.

NPPC recommendation – two-year revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 10-02, Case No. 09044, Ryan Koenig:
Repondent made inappropriate comments; sent a series of personal and unprofessional text messages to a female student; and began a sexual relationship with a female student shortly after she graduated from high school.

NPPC recommendation – four-year revocation. State Board decision – five-year revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 10-03, Case No. 10006 Amy Colling:
Respondent was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking, a Class II Felony, of taking funds to purchase personal items for herself and cashed business checks to herself. She was found guilty and sentenced to Probation for five (5) years which included incarceration unless waived by the Court and restitution in the amount of $21,000.

NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation and shall have satisfactorily complied with the terms and conditions of the sentencing order entered by the Douglas County District Court and any subsequent Orders. State Board decision – permanent revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 10-05, Case No. 09033 Ronald Thatcher:
Respondent pled No Contest, pursuant to a plea agreement, to one count of Third-Degree Sexual Assault, a Class I Misdemeanor, and was sentenced by the Sarpy County District Court to a term of one year with the Nebraska Department of Corrections and ordered that the Respondent register pursuant to the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act.

NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 10-06, Case No. 10007, Joseph Abdalla:
Respondent, pursuant to a plea agreement pled No Contest to Child Abuse and Attempted Entice Child-Electronic Device, both Class I Misdemeanors in the District Court of Douglas County and on August 31, 2010, was sentenced to incarceration of one year for each count, with sentences to run consecutively.

NPPC recommendation – Permanent Revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 10-07, Case No. 10019, Richard Rohde:
Respondent sent a photo of his genitalia via his cell phone to the cell phone of a female who had graduated from his school district and who was an unpaid assistant cross-country coach for that same district.

NPPC recommendation – Permanent Revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 10-08, Case No. 10040:
Respondent was found Guilty by the Douglas County District Court of Driving While Intoxicated/Third Offense Aggravated, A Class IIIA Felony, and was sentenced to two years’ probation.

NPPC recommendation – Five-year revocation and Respondent must have satisfactorily complied with the terms and conditions of the sentencing order entered by the Douglas County Court on June 8, 2010, and any subsequent orders. State Board decision – Six-year revocation and satisfactorily complied with the terms and conditions of her probation set out by the Douglas County District Court and further shall refrain from committing any violations of law before she is allowed to apply for another teaching certificate in Nebraska.

 

NPPC Case No. 10-09, Case No. 10039, Jarad Anthony:
Respondent was found Guilty by the Douglas County District Court of Driving While Intoxicated/Third Offense, A Class IIIA Felony, and sentenced to Intensive Supervision Probation for a period of 48 months (4 years).

NPPC Recommendation – Permanent Revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 11-03, Case No. 10004, Shaun Kissack:
Respondent, pursuant to a plea agreement pled No Contest to the charge of First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class 1B Felony, in the Cheyenne County District Court and was sentenced to a term of 58-60 years’ incarceration.

NPPC Recommendation – Permanent Revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 11-04, Case No. 11002, Rodney Wayne:
Respondent’s Georgia teaching certificate was revoked by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission November 24, 2010, after the Respondent admitted to taking several items from a high school concession stand that was under construction.

NPPC Recommendation – Five-year Revocation. State Board decision – Permanent Revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 11-08, Case No. 11004, Lee Lorentzen:
Respondent, pursuant to a plea agreement was found Guilty of Aiding and Abetting, a Class III Misdemeanor, in the Lancaster County Court and was sentenced to a fine of $250.

NPPC Recommendation – Permanent Revocation. State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 11-09, Case No. 11026
Respondent, while employed as a principal at Millard Public Schools, took for personal use, approximately $100 from funds donated by staff for purposes of assisting other staff with personal needs.

Prior to the hearing a Settlement Agreement for Revocation for a period of one year was filed with the Commission.  State Board concurred with Settlement Agreement.

 

NPPC Case No. 11-10, Case No. 11023, Cherry Canas:
Respondent, while employed with the Cozad Public Schools, took for personal use approximately $835 from a fund containing money donated by staff for the purchase of flowers, memorials, cards and gifts for staff for which she was charged criminally and convicted of a misdemeanor, and placed on probation by the Dawson County Court.

NPPC recommendation – two-year revocation from and after final action by the State Board of Education. State Board decision – two-year revocation beginning February 10, 2011.

 

NPPC Case No. 11-11, Case No. 11036, Kimberley Wiedeman:
Respondent was sentenced by the Scotts Bluff County District Court to three years of probation after being found guilty by a jury of ten counts of Acquire Controlled Substance by Fraud, all felonies.

NPPC recommendation - eight-year revocation. State Board decision – Permanent Revocation.

 

NPPC Case No. 12-02, Case No. 12011, James Jay:
Respondent was sentenced by the Scott Bluff District Court to five to eight years of incarceration and to comply with the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act after being found guilty of the amended charge of Attempted Child Enticement, a Class II Felony.

NPPC recommendation -  permanent revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 12-03, Case No. 11009, Steven Schenck:
Respondent had an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old female student which included, but was not limited to, the Respondent and the student exchanging text and computer messages and kissing.

NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation. State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 12-06, Case No. 12007, Michael Pollock:

Respondent on more than on occasion, communicated inappropriately with current and former students, sending and receiving sexually explicit texts and photos.

NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 12-10, Case No. 12031, Michael Loftin:

Respondent was found guilty of assault in the Iowa court system and given a deferred judgment and one-year unsupervised probation after he unbuttoned the basketball warm-up pants of a female student causing them to fall to the ground leaving the student standing there in her underwear surrounded by other male/female students. 

NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation and reinstatement of Iowa certification prior to reinstatement of Nebraska certificate.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 13-01, Case No.  13003,  Adam Jones: 

Respondent's Iowa Practitioner's license was permanently revoked after being found guilty by the Iowa judicial system of Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 13-04, Case No. 12038, Gerald Dorn:

 Respondent, while on school time, inappropriately used school district equipment, which included the sending and receiving of sexually explicit material.   

NPPC recommendation - one-year revocation from and after the date of December 31, 2012.   State Board decision – one-year revocation from and after the date of August 9, 2013.

 

NPPC Case No. 13-06, Case No. 13018, Drew Onnen:

Respondent, during the 2012-2013 school year, engaged in an inappropriate relationship with an 18-year-old female student. 

NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 13-11, Case No. 13034, Donald Webben: 

An Information was filed in the Howard County District Court charging the Respondent with Motor Vehicle Homicide, a Class III Felony, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, 1st Offense, a misdemeanor.  On June 21, 2013, pursuant to a plea agreement wherein the State reduced the Motor Vehicle Homicide charge to a misdemeanor and agreed to remain silent at sentencing,  the Respondent pled No Contest to that charge and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.   

NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 14-01, Case No. 14001, Amanda Ludwig:

On August 26, 2013, the State of Illinois revoked the Respondent' Illinois teaching certificate after the Respondent was found guilty of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and sentenced to five years of incarceration for having an inappropriate relationship with a male student while she was employed as a teacher for Peoria School District 150. 

NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 14-03, Case No. 13064, Matthew Brown:

On November 12, 2013, the Respondent was found guilty in the McPherson County Court of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child, a Class I Misdemeanor, and sentenced to 12 months of probation and 10 days of incarceration in the county jail. 

NPPC recommendation - 10-year revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 14-04, Case No. 14009, Jason Dannelly:

Respondent was found guilty by the Dodge County District Court of two amended counts of Attempted Solicitation of Prostitution and sentenced to Probation for 12 months to be served concurrently. 

NPPC recommendation - permanent revocation - State Board decision - concurred. 

 

NPPC Case No. 14-05, Case No. 14002, Suzanne Foster:

Respondent was found to be under the influence of alcohol while on duty during school hours. 

NPPC recommendation - one-year revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 14-06, Case No. 13063, Aaron Sasges: 

Procure alcohol for minor.  

NPPC recommendation - 5 year revocation from and after May 31, 2014.  State Board decision - revocation for a period of four years beginning May 31, 2014.

 

NPPC Case No. 14-07, Case No. 13063, Joseph Blackstad:

Respondent, during August through September 2013, engaged in sexually explicit communications with a 16-year-old female student.

NPPC recommendation - 10-year revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 14-09, Case No. 14026, Adam Wade Finley: 

Respondent exchanged non-educational-related texts with a female student.  Some were sent during the school day when the Respondent was supervising students and the student was in class. 

NPPC recommendation - five-year revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 15-01, Case No. 14045, Michael A. McIntosh: 

Respondent was found guilty of Public Indecency and Disturbing the Peace, both misdemeanors, which was the result of the Respondent approaching an adult female while in his vehicle in a parking lot and exposing his penis and masturbating.  The Respondent was sentenced to a $100.00 fine per offense and 180 days in jail. 

NPPC recommendation - two-year revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 15-04, Case No. 14037, Ann Urwiler: 

Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Respondent was found guilty in the Sarpy County Court of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child, a misdemeanor, a result of her son hosting a party involving alcohol and drugs while she was home and aware of the party.  On January 22, 2015, the Respondent was sentenced to 24 months of Probation, 39 days of Incarceration, 40 hours of Community Service, and a $1,000.00 fine. 

NPPC recommendation – five year revocation from and after January 22, 2015, the date of the underlying conviction in this action.  State Board decision – five-year revocation from and after July 11, 2014, the date of the incident in the underlying criminal matter.

 

NPPC Case No. 15-05, Case No. 14041, Anna M. Mohrman (Graesser): 

On or about August 25, 2014, the Respondent admitted to Columbus school officials that she engaged in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student in that school system.  Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Respondent was found guilty in the Platte County Court of Disorderly Conduct and was fined $500. 

NPPC recommendation – ten-year revocation.  State Board decision – concurred. 

 

NPPC Case No. 15-07, Case No. 15018, Richard Cobos: 

The Scotts Bluff County District Court found the Respondent guilty of Sexual Assault of a Child, Third Degree, a felony, and sentenced him to two-five years’ incarceration for having sexual contact with a 12-year-old female.  

NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.
 

NPPC Case No. 15-10, Case No. 15025, Ty Warner: 

Respondent entered into a plea agreement and the two counts of Sexual Assault of a Child-Third-Degree were dismissed and the Respondent was found guilty of Tampering with a Juror, Witness or Informant, a Class IV Felony.  On May 27, 205, the Respondent was sentenced to two months in jail and 30 months of probation. 

NPPC recommendation – permanent revocation.  State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 15-13, Case No. 15002, Heather Gates:

On February 23, 2015, Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Respondent was found guilty by the Madison County District Court of Possession of a Controlled Substance-Hydrocodone, a Class IV Felony and the Court deferred sentencing to allow the Respondent the opportunity to enter into and complete the Northeast Nebraska Adult Felony Drug Court program. 

NPPC recommendation – Three-year Revocation with Reinstatement dependent upon completion of court requirements.  State Board Decision – concurred.

NPPC Case No. 15-14, Case No. 15019, Jessica Nielsen:

Respondent was convicted on August 5, 2015, in the Holt County Court, of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child and fined $250.00. 

NPPC recommendation – five-year revocation beginning on August 31, 2015.   State Board decision - concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 15-15, Case No. 15005, Justin Dannelly:

On June 17, 2015, Pursuant to a plea agreement wherin the State dismissed the charge of Criminal Trespass-2nd Degree, the Respondent entered a plea of No Contest and was found guilty of Procuring Alcohol for a Minor.  On July 30, 2015, the Respondent was sentenced to 366 days in jail.

NPPC recommendation – Five-year Revocation.  State Board decision – concurred. 

 

NPPC Case No. 15-17, Case No. 15023, Gabriel Early: 

On or between May 19, 2015 through May 22, 2015, the Respondent used a school district computer to access sexually explicit material. 

NPPC recommendation - Two-year Revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-01, Case No. 15010, Jackson Hedrick:

On October 14, 2015, Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Respondent pled guilty in the Lancaster County District Court to Sexual Assault-1st Degree, a felony, and the remaining charges were dismissed.  On December 10, 2015, the Respondent was sentenced to 20-30 years of incarceration and required to register as a sex offender. 

NPPC recommendation – Permanent Revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-04, Case No. 16011, Jeffrey Daugherty: 

On November 9, 2015, the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County sentenced the Respondent to 10 years of incarceration after he was found guilty of seven (7) counts of Sexual Exploitation by a School Employee, two (2) counts of Lascivious Conduct with a Minor, and one (1) count of Third-Degree Sexual Abuse, with three of the ten counts being felonies, for having sexual relationships with two female students that included exchanging inappropriate photographs/electronic communications while he was employed as a teacher by the Council Bluffs Public Schools, Iowa. 

NPPC recommendation – Permanent Revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-05, Case No. 15021, Johnathan Shafer:

On February 24, 2016, pursuant to a plea agreement, the Adams County Court found the Respondent guilty of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child and Negligent Child Abuse, both Class I Misdemeanors, and sentenced the Respondent to one year of incarceration on both counts to be served concurrently in the Adams County Jail. 

NPPC recommendation -  Permanent Revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-06, Case No. 15008, Bryan Black: 

On January 22, 2016, in the Douglas County District Court, the Respondent pled No Contest to Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child 1st Degree and Visual Depiction of Sexually Explicit Conduct Defendant 19 or Over, both felonies, and on April 20, 2016, was sentenced to 20-30 years of incarceration for the sexual assault offense, and 12-30 years of incarceration for the visual depiction offense with both sentences to run consecutively. 

NPPC recommendation – Permanent Revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-07, Case No. 15041, David Perilo:

On August 4, 2015, the Respondent was found guilty in the Douglas County District Court of DUI 3rd Offense Aggravated, a Class IIIA Felony, and on October 28, 2015, was sentenced to three (3) years of Traditional Supervision Probation, which included serving 60 days in the Douglas County Jail but was granted permission to participate in the Douglas County House Arrest Electronic Surveillance Program. 

NPPC recommendation – Five-year Revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-08, Case No. 15049, Patrick O’Boyle:

The Respondent admitted to school officials he attended a party and subsequently left the party with an 18-year-old female student to go to his house where they had sexual intercourse. 

NPPC recommendation – Five-year Revocation.  State Board decision – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-09, Case No. 16002, Bradley Nord: 

The Respondent admitted to Gretna school officials he engaged in a personal relationship that was sexual in nature with a female student beginning in the fall of 2011 through the spring of 2013.

NPPC recommendation – Permanent Revocation. State Board – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-10, Case No. 15050, Kimberlee Holden: 

The Respondent was found unresponsive lying face down on the floor of her classroom, was incoherent, and the odor of an alcoholic beverage was present about her person. A school administrator found a glass jar on the Respondent’s desk in her classroom which contained a clear liquid that had the odor of an alcoholic beverage, then observed the Respondent teaching while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, and the Respondent admitted to bringing alcohol to school and drinking it during the school day.

NPPC recommendation – Three-Year Revocation. State Board – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-12, Case No. 15035, Anthony Rahe:

The Respondent, on more than one occasion, placed a camera in the locker room for females at the school which captured female students in various stages of undress. The Respondent, pursuant to a plea agreement, was found guilty of Manufacturing-Visual Depiction of Sexually Explicit Conduct, a Class ID Felony; Possession-Visual Depiction of Sexually Explicit Conduct, a Class IIA Felony; Unlawful Intrusion, a Class IV Felony; and Unlawful Intrusion, a Class I Misdemeanor. and was sentenced to 7-15 years of incarceration on all four counts and required to register as a sex offender.

NPPC recommendation – Permanent Revocation. State Board – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-13, Case No. 16001, Brian P. Robeson:

The Respondent engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a female former student that began when she was 12 years old. The Respondent, pursuant to a plea agreement, was found guilty of First-Degree Sexual Assault Statutory Rape, a Class II Felony and was sentenced to 40 years of incarceration.

NPPC recommendation – Permanent Revocation. State Board – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-16, Case No. 16045, Dwain Borchers:

The Respondent was found guilty by the Lancaster County Court of Solicit Prostitution, a misdemeanor, and fined $250.

NPPC recommendation – Two-Year Revocation. State Board – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 16-15, Case No. 16042, Christopher Burke:

The Respondent admitted to Millard school officials that he engaged in inappropriate text messages with a female student that began before the student graduated in May 2016 from the Millard School district.

NPPC recommendation – Five-Year Revocation. State Board – concurred.

 

NPPC Case No. 17-02, Case No. 16009, Eric Rybacki:

The Respondent engaged in inappropriate physical contact with numerous female students. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Respondent was found guilty of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child, two Class I Misdemeanor counts, and was sentenced to 60 days of jail on each count (to be served concurrently), 3 years of probation, and fines of $2,000.00.

NPPC recommendation - Permanent Revocation. State Board - pending.

 

NPPC Case No. 17-03, Case No. 17005, Sean Neal: 

The Respondent engaged in inappropriate electronic communications with a 14-year-old female student in which sexually explicit photos of the student were sent to the Respondent in return for an adjustment of the student’s science grade. The Respondent also admitted to adjusting upward the final grades of six other students as favors to those students without asking anything in return. Pursuant to a plea agreement, the Respondent was found guilty in the Madison County Court of Attempt of a Class I Misdemeanor – Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, a Class II Misdemeanor, and  was sentenced to six months in jail.

NPPC recommendation - Permanent Revocation. State Board - pending.