Cleveland High teachers resign to protest principal’s departure, call for her reinstatement
More than a month after Cleveland High School’s popular principal was ousted from her position for revealing a change in district practices related to COVID-19, educators are resigning in protest and calling for her reinstatement.
“Due to the treatment of Catherine Brown, I’m leaving the district,” Paige Wilson, a Cleveland teacher, told the Seattle School Board at Wednesday evening’s meeting. “My resignation may be of no consequence to you, but it is a great consequence to the Cleveland community.”
Two teachers — Wilson and Claude Laude — told board members they resigned because of the way the district handled Brown’s demotion as principal. Another staffer, athletic director Jon Hughes, said he’s retiring early in part because of Brown’s dismissal.
Laude told the board he believes about 30 Cleveland employees are …
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