United States First Lady, Jill Biden, has left the White House, to take up a full-time teaching job.
Jill teaches writing at Northern Virginia Community College, where she taught full-time as second lady during the Obama administration between 2008 and 2016.
“Teaching isn’t just what I do. It’s who I am,” she said.
She started her career teaching English at St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington and earned a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in educational leadership from the University of Delaware.
A statement by Tammy Vigil, a Boston University communications professor who wrote book about first ladies- Michelle Obama and Melania Trump- said: “A working first lady is a ‘big deal.”
He further explained that US First Ladies did not have a permanent job outside the White House, only to raise kids and assumed a job of hostess, with an exception of Eleanor Roosevelt who went on political trips for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, but her work was limited due to polio.
Meanwhile, ex-First Lady, Laura Bush, an elementary school teacher and librarian, stopped working when her husband George Bush was elected as president.
Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama both abandoned their careers whilst their partners assumed American leadership.
As first lady, Jill is the first to balance her career with public function duties.