Jennifer Hardaway also has an emergency certification.
"We've got the education, and we've got the love and passion," Hardaway said.
For McVay, the professionals he hires aren't the issue.
"The back story is frustrating," McVay said.
The back story is the increasing number of applicants.
In all of 2012, the state received 98 applications for emergency certifications. In 2013, it increased to 189. This year, in July and August alone, that number jumped to 280.
The State Department of Education blames the increase on the statewide teacher shortage, which officials say is generated from the state's teacher salary average, ranked second to worst in the nation.
“We're putting out great candidates for other states that are paying more,” McVay said.
"I'd like to think it says there's a lot of people just like us that understand there's a problem, and so we're going to jump in and help," Williams said.
Now, McVay calls on legislators to fix the problem by increasing salaries, while teachers with emergency certifications plan to prove their ability to teach.
The State also blames the shortage on a stressful environment, caused by classroom size and political climate.