Poor pay and little recognition, that is the lot of high school substitute teachers in Silicon Valley. Having walked in their shoes for more than a year, I can attest to their plight. They deserve better. Districts employ two types of substitutes: on-call for daily assignments and temporary teachers for a specific duration. My adventure as an on-call substitute began four years ago. I returned to education following a thirty-year hiatus as a Silicon Valley Real Estate Broker. Prior to my real estate experience, I held a variety of different positions in education: High School English and History Teacher, Supervisor of University Intern Teachers, Vice Principal, Principal, Director of Human Resources, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership.