Being a teacher has to be one of the best jobs in the entire world. Yes, the pay may not be ideal, and it takes a lot of effort, but the thought of being there for children who see you as their support and the person they could trust and rely on is priceless.
Quitting teaching is not easy, even when a better job comes along the way, like that of a First Lady.
Jill Biden, the wife of Joe Biden, who secured the presidency after getting sufficient electoral votes, considers not leaving teaching after becoming FLOTUS. In case that happens she would be the first First Lady in 231 years to have a normal job.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
It looks like Jill Biden is a special person judging from the way she cares for the children she teaches. Well, she’s certainly very special to the next US president.
She was born Jill Tracy Jacobs in 1951 and her family moved from New Jersey to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where she grew up. Jill graduated from the University of Delaware and earned a bachelor’s and a doctoral degree. She also has two master degrees, from West Chester University and Villanova University.
In August of this year, she told reporters, “It’s important, and I want people to value teachers and know their contributions, and lift up the profession.” Currently, she’s teaching English at a community college in Northern Virginia.
Jill Biden plans to continue working full-time as a teacher when she becomes first lady next year. https://t.co/7bVYLtrFlx
— Axios (@axios) November 8, 2020
When Jill and Joe met through his brother, who introduced them after Joe lost his wife and daughter in a car accident, she thought things between them won’t really work when he turned up in a sport coat and loafers on their first date, but she was so wrong. They’ve been together for years now and still going strong.
This teacher isn’t only dedicated to teaching children, but helps the community the best she can. In fact, Jill is the founder of two organizations whose aims are to help those who need it the most. Biden Breast Health Initiative provides early screenings for women and Book Buddies offers free books and learning materials to families of students who can’t afford them.
According to those who know her well, Jill is always fun to be around. One of her granddaughters said, “I would say she’s not your average grandmother. She’s the grandmother that wakes you up at, what was it, 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve to go SoulCycle-ing. She’s a prankster, she’s very mischievous. When she goes on a run, sometimes she’ll find, like, a dead snake and she’ll pick it up and put it in a bag, and she’ll use it to scare someone.”
Joe Biden had a hard time convincing Jill to marry him back in the day and had to pop the question five times before she finally said yes, but from what we know of her, she was definitely worth the waiting.