Pregnant Teacher Fired

A former teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School near Shamokin was fired last week after she told the principal she is pregnant and not married. Naiad Reich and her boyfriend Matt Graboski, who have been together 4 years, are expecting their first child together. After telling the principal that she was pregnant, Reich says it was made clear that if there weren’t plans to marry soon she would be fired. A spokesperson for the Diocese of Harrisburg says they can’t comment on personnel matter, but did say that every professional employee agrees to follow the teachings, doctrine, and laws of the Catholic Church as part of the hiring process. Despite losing her job, Reich told our news partner Newswatch 16 she has no ill will towards the school or the Diocese. She says, above all else, she misses her students. Reich says she doesn’t know if she will fight her firing.