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January 22, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Parent group wants Eastside Catholic to reinstate fired vice principal

A parent group at Eastside Catholic School is collecting signatures for a petition they hope to submit to the school’s board of trustees asking that they reinstate Mark Zmuda. Eastside’s president, Sister Mary Tracy, fired Zmuda in December after officials learned he had married his gay partner in violation of the contract he signed when he…

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January 22, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Wednesday Memo: Eastside Catholic resignation … Bertha debris … Sherman’s softer side

Eastside Catholic president Sister Mary Tracy resigns: Here’s something in the story that we’d like to hear more about: ‘Tracy’s statements about whether Zmuda was fired or resigned, and what role the Seattle archbishop played in that decision, at times contradicted those of the school’s attorney and the archdiocese.’ What made Bertha choke: It appears…

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January 15, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Archdiocese makes first comments on Eastside Catholic firing

The Seattle Archdiocese today made its first public comments about the former Eastside Catholic vice principal who was terminated in December after school officials learned he had married his gay partner. Spokesman Greg Magnoni said the archdiocese would “take into consideration” the nearly 21,000 petition signatures of people from around the world who are asking Seattle…

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Comments | Topics: Eastside Catholic School, Roman Catholic Church, same-sex marriage

January 9, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Music Coach: Wedding her girlfriend OK by Eastside Catholic

SAMMAMISH — A part-time musical coach at Eastside Catholic School says the school has given her a new contract although she announced recently she is engaged to her same-sex partner. The school recently forced out a vice principal who had married his male partner. Stephanie Merrow says she met Thursday with the school’s principal, Polly Skinner,…

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