Joe Biden’s wife is an active First Lady —– and the only one in history to continue her full-time job while residing in the White House. Jill Biden continued working as a teacher when her husband was Vice President and stayed in the profession after the 2020 presidential election. She’s been teaching at public schools and community colleges for over 15 years and makes sure that education is one of the White House’s top priorities.
Here are a few interesting facts about Dr. Jill Biden.:
- Jill Biden’s career started in New Jersey
Born Jill Tracy Jacobs, Jill Biden is the eldest of five sisters in the Jacobs family. Being the eldest, she often took on a teacher-like role with her younger sisters while growing up in New Jersey. However, after high school, she studied fashion merchandising at Brandywine Junior College and, later, modeled for a small, local agency before pursuing a master’s degree and a doctorate in pedagogy.
- Jill and Joe Biden met on a blind date
It was both their second marriage. Jill was divorced, while Joe Biden lost his first wife, Neilia, and baby daughter Naomi in an accident. Jill and Joe Biden raised Joe’s sons Beau and Hunter from his first marriage and welcomed their daughter Ashley.
- Jill Biden is a writer
With Dr. Jill Biden’s commitment to teaching English and writing, it is not surprising that she has succeeded as a writer. Her books about love and her experiences inspire others to be the best version of themselves. Her work includes two children’s books: Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops (2012), Joey: The Story of Joe Biden (2020). In addition, her memoir. Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself (2012) became a bestseller.
- Jill Biden defines being an educator as her identity rather than her career
Jill Biden’s commitment to teaching is remarkable. It is clear that, she loves her job so much so that during the pandemic, she admitted to missing the scent of new notebooks. Jill Biden defines teaching not just as what she does but as what she.