Sallie Montanye was a teacher for twenty years. She worked in urban, rural and suburban school districts. She taught both exceptional and general education children. Her specialty was children who required emotional support. Mrs. Montanye had a highly respected career until she refused to let one of her students die. Her belief that a suicidal, bullied child should be helped was in direct opposition to a school district that said the child's problems were of no importance to the community. Mrs. Montanye helped save the life of child and lost her career as the price of this assistance.
~The valiant battle to save a student's life and a teacher's career~
The administrators stated the death of a child was of no public significance. The child's teacher disagreed. This is the story of the fight waged by one brave educator who believed a child's life did hold importance and was willing to sacrifice everything to protect a teacher's right to help a student in dire need.