Well, this isn’t good.
*The president and CEO of Eastside Catholic School has resigned amid unrelenting protests over her decision to dismiss the school’s vice principal for marrying his gay partner.
In December, Sister Mary Tracy fired Vice Principal Mark Zmuda, who also served as the school’s swim coach, saying his marriage to a man violated the Roman Catholic teachings he’d agreed to uphold when he began working at the school.
Her resignation, submitted to the Eastside board of trustees Monday and made public Tuesday, was effective immediately.
It comes just days before a planned schoolwide meeting Thursday, during which board members — who have been the target of persistent lobbying by students, alumni and parents — are expected to field parents’ questions.*
Eastside Catholic School is affiliated with the Archdiocese of Seattle, but is independently run by a board of trustees.