With the difficulties in the economy, it's harder and harder to find employment, even with a special education degree. At the same time, there is a great need for qualified substitutes to fill classrooms. I've put my experience to paper to help those of you who may be looking for an opportunity to impress your local school with your ability. There are some things that are sure to attract the best sort of attention: the best way to succeed is to be prepared. I have also included a "toolkit" of free printables that you can print and put to use, as well.