Jill Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, plans to continue her teaching career even if her husband is elected President.
She is a community college professor.
Jill taught English at Northern Virginia Community College.
She said in an interview that aired on CBS Sunday Morning:
“I would love to. If we get to the White House, I’m going to continue to teach.
“I want people to value teachers and know their contributions and to lift up the profession.”
During her stint as the Second Lady, she assisted with the initiatives to help military families.
The Second Lady
Even when she was the Second Lady, Jill said she never flaunted or made a big deal about it.
During a 2013 NPR interview, Jill said:
“I never mention the Second Lady. I do get asked once in a while, you know, ‘Hey. Are you Joe Biden’s wife?’ And I’ll say ‘he’s one of my relatives.
“Or if I get pushed I say…’ I’m your English teacher.’
“And they’ll look at me and they say, ‘OK.’ We don’t talk about politics. We don’t talk about the second lady. I never mention it.”
“I think I have a separate role there as an English teacher and that’s who I want to be. I want to be Dr. B., their English teacher and I think they like that, quite frankly.”
Supporting Her Husband
To fully support her husband, Jill took a leave of absence from teaching this year as she campaigned for her husband.
She told CNN in January:
“He’s always supported my career. And this is a critical time for me to support him because, you know, I want change.
I want a new president.”
In the CBS interview, Jill revealed that she assists in the former Vice President’s search for a running mate.
She spoke about the role she’s played as a sounding board for her husband as he conducts his vice presidential search.
“We’ve talked about the different women candidates but it’s got to be Joe’s decision, who he feels most comfortable with, who shares his values and that’s what he’s always said that he and Barack had,” Jill Biden said.