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April 25, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Zmuda named top choice for Mercer Island High job

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 Eastside Catholic School in December 2013…

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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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Comments | Topics: Eastside Catholic, Mark Zmuda, same-sex marriage

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 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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Comments | More in Education, General news, Homepage | Topics: Corey Sinser, Eastside Catholic School, Mark Zmuda

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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Comments | Topics: Catrina Crittenden, Eastside Catholic, Mark Zmuda

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

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 resigned after school officials learned he had married his male partner. The protest spread via Twitter and text messaging to other students at area Catholic high schools. At at least one —…

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Comments | Topics: Catholic church, Eastside Catholic, Homosexuality