VP's Wife Resumes Teaching Career

Jill Biden teaching at community college in DC area

ANNANDALE, Va. -- The wife of Vice President Joe Biden is continuing her teaching career at a community college in the Washington area.

Dr. Jill Biden returned to teaching on Tuesday as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College, according to the vice president's office. She will be teaching two English classes this semester.

"I am thrilled to return to the classroom to continue working with community college students, whom I greatly admire and enjoy teaching," Biden said. "I have always believed in the power of community colleges to endow students with critical life skills, and I am pleased that I can make a difference by doing what I love to do, teaching people who are excited to learn."

She has been a teacher for more than 28 years in Delaware, including 15 years teaching English composition at Delaware Technical and Community College. She previously worked as a reading specialist and English teacher in Delaware public schools.

Biden holds two master's degrees in English and reading and earned a doctorate in education in 2007 from the University of Delaware. Her dissertation focused on how to retain students in community colleges.

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