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April 25, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Zmuda named top choice for Mercer Island High job

Mark Zmuda, former Eastside Catholic vice principal Mercer Island School District Superintendent Gary Plano will recommend to the School Board next week that Mark Zmuda be confirmed as the new Mercer Island High School associate principal effective July 1, the school district announced today. Zmuda, 38, was fired from his position as vice principal of…


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March 6, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Fired Eastside Catholic vice principal to sue school, archdiocese

Mark Zmuda, the vice principal of Eastside Catholic School, who was fired in December after marrying his same-sex partner, will file a lawsuit Friday against the school and the Archdiocese of Seattle, his attorneys announced in a press release today. Zmuda will discuss the lawsuit’s claims during a news conference in the Seattle offices of his…


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January 24, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Eastside Catholic reaffirms it won’t rehire Mark Zmuda

The Eastside Catholic Board of Trustees reaffirmed at a parent and faculty meeting Thursday evening that the school will not be rehiring Mark Zmuda, the vice principal who was fired after school officials learned he had married his male partner. Zmuda, 38, has acknowledged he was aware of Catholic doctrine and knew he “was not in…


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January 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Supporters of fired vice principal to deliver signatures to archbishop

A coalition of Eastside Catholic school students, alumni and area Catholic leaders on Wednesday will deliver nearly 20,000 petition signatures to Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, protesting the dismissal last month of the school’s gay vice principal for marrying his male partner. The school said Mark Zmuda was terminated for violating the teachings of the…


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January 7, 2014 at 9:06 AM

2nd gay worker at Catholic school to marry

By MIKE BAKER Associated Press A part-time musical coach at a Catholic school in Washington state said Tuesday she is engaged to her same-sex partner and is nervous about how school leaders will handle the news after they forced out a vice principal who married his partner. Stephanie Merrow, who was hired for a second time to choreograph…


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January 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Monday Memo: Gay educator says he was fired … Boeing played tough … Marshawn fined

National Weather Service forecast He says he was fired, not asked to resign: Gay educator Mark Zmuda also was told he could save job if he divorced Boeing didn’t fold, and not likely to down the line. Boeing deal won’t end company’s tough bargaining Lynch fined $50,000: NFL: More

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January 5, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Gay vice principal Mark Zmuda said he was fired, offered option of divorce

The vice principal of Eastside Catholic school, who was fired last month after school officials learned he had married his male partner, said in a newly released video that he was told he could keep his job if he got a divorce. Mark Zmuda, 38, a well-liked swim coach and vice principal of Eastside’s middle and…


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December 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Saturday Memo: Bertha’s taking on water … Insurance deadline is Monday … Geoduck area closed

The weather: Wet, with temperatures in the upper 40s. The National Weather Service forecast. Bertha has more than just a toe in the water:  Groundwater is now flowing into the Highway 99 tunnel machine’s front end, hindering workers from getting a view of the mystery object that has been blocking Bertha’s path since…


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December 19, 2013 at 11:36 AM

More students protest dismissal of gay vice principal who married partner

Eastside Catholic students chant “Change the church” outside the school Thursday, angry over the departure of a popular vice principal who married his partner. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times) Update: to read full story, go here. Students and faculty at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish protested this morning after learning their popular vice principal…


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September 20, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Friday classes canceled at Eastside Catholic in Sammamish

Administrators at Eastside Catholic school in Sammamish have canceled Friday classes, but not because of any new threats of violence in the area, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Skyline High School was closed today after a mass shooting threat was discovered online Wednesday and reported to sheriffs who are still investigating its source. Officials at…


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