Earl Lene De Santiago was elected Vice-President of Substitutes for UESF in 2018. As a recent Certificated Retiree, Earl Lene decided to apply for the position of a Substitute (Guest) Teacher within the district. While working in this position, she gained experiences, which gave her the opportunity to serve our students and our Union on a different level. She became aware of the struggles one has to overcome to perform this job on a very basic level. Many issues regarding assignments need to be addressed and hopefully, can be resolved through negotiation and communication. My past experiences within UESF afford me with adaptable skills to serve as Vice-President for Substitutes.