A day after she returned from marrying her spouse, a Miami Catholic school abruptly fired a well-liked first-grade teacher–and she believes she was terminated because she’s gay.
Jocelyn Morffi marriage Natasha Hass earlier this month, and in agreement with the Miami Herald , she returned to her task last Wednesday. That day, she was told by the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School principal that she had to vacate. Morffi refused to do so, and she was fired the next day. On Thursday, mothers received a letter about Morffi’s firing, and on Friday, about 20 mothers demanded to know why.
In an Instagram post, Morffi said, “In their eyes I’m not the right various kinds of Catholic for my choice in partner.”
One parent of a student teach by Morffi told the newspaper that parents were livid. They apparently didn’t know Morffi was gay, but Cintia Cini said they didn’t care when they found out. She only cared that Morffi was “by far one of the best educators out there.” She said the principal did not give the parents a reason Morffi was dismissed.
The school did not comment to the Herald , and an Archdiocese of Miami spokesperson said only that Morffi had transgressed her contract. According to the Archbishop, teachers at the school are seen as representatives of the church and are supposed to uphold the Catholic teachings.
“We were completely outraged, all of the parents, ” Samantha Mills, whose child is a former Morffi student, told the Herald . “This teacher in particular has built such a contribution to the school. She never imposes her personal notions on others. She simply does everything in love. She has a way of teaching that is so amazing.”