“It’s a little weird,” she said, returning to the classroom. “My students are really useless.”
She resolutely resisted being promoted to First Lady on campus materials at Northern Virginia Community College, according to CBS News and an email later received by the New York Times. “I want my students to see me as an English teacher,” she wrote to an employee who wanted to use her role in promotional materials. In communicating with campus officials, she also did not want her married name to appear on the class schedule. This semester she is still “J. Tracy.”
When they figured out a way to allow Dr. Biden to continue teaching for weeks last winter, campus officials worked with White House lawyers to help her avoid conflict with the Constitution. Arranged to be paid from a non-profit funding account. According to the authorities, the memoluments clause.
“Jill has her own career apart from the obligations imposed on the First Lady by tradition,” Jimmy McClellan, dean of the liberal arts department and supervisor of Dr. Biden, said in an email. ..
Unlike other first ladies who put their careers on hold to help their husbands at the White House, Dr. Biden has long juggled competing identities all at once. The future First Lady, who raised Jill Jacobs on the outskirts of Philadelphia, matured during the second wave of feminism. At this time, the woman was told to put herself in front of her potential husband. However, she first married the owner of a popular Delaware bar in 1970 at the age of 18. The couple divorced in 1975.
When she married her second marriage, when she married Mr. Biden in 1977, her identity was overshadowed by marrying a public figure. She quit her teacher career to raise her son Bo and Hunter. They later had a daughter, Ashley. Eventually, Dr. Biden found a way back to education and earned a PhD in Educational Leadership.