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“Teaching isn’t just what I do, it’s who I am.”

First Lady Jill Biden on teaching; she will become the first wife of a sitting U.S. president to work outside the White House as she returns to the classroom.

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sep 7, 2021

  • First Lady Jill Biden has two master’s degrees (Education, English) and a doctorate in educational leadership (this is why she's often referred to as Dr. Jill Biden).
  • She has taught at Northern Virginia Community College since 2009.
  • She will resume teaching on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021; she'll teach writing and English on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Why It Matters: "She is the first first lady to leave the White House and log hours at a full-time job." (Associated Press)
  • Fun Fact: According to the AP, Mrs. Biden has the Secret Service dress like college students to "blend into the campus environment."

Jill Biden heads back to classroom as a working first lady

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