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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 | Topics: Corey Sinser, Eastside Catholic School, Mark Zmuda

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 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