Jill Biden heads back to classroom as a working first lady

Jill Biden heads back to classroom as a working first lady
First Lady Jill Biden. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: US First Lady Jill Biden is going back to her classroom.

After months of teaching English and writing to community college students online, she resumes teaching in person Tuesday from a classroom at Northern Virginia Community College, where the First Lady has worked since 2009.

Jill Biden is the first first lady in US history to leave the White House and log hours at a full-time job.

Mrs Biden recently told Good Housekeeping magazine: “There are some things you just can’t replace, and I can’t wait to get back in the classroom.”

She has been anxious to see her students in person after more than a year of online teaching brought on by the coronavirus pandemic that continues to challenge the Biden administration.

Tammy Vigil, a Boston University communications professor said that a working first lady is a “big deal.”

Tammy Vigil who wrote a book about first ladies Melania Trump and Michelle Obama.

The country’s early first ladies didn’t work outside the home, especially when home was the White House. They raised children, supported their husbands and performed the role of hostess.

Some previous first ladies of the US acted as special ambassadors for their husbands. Eleanor Roosevelt was especially active, traveling around the United States and reporting back to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose activities were limited by polio.

She advocated for the minorities, poor and other disadvantaged people, and began writing a nationally syndicated newspaper column from the White House.

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