January 27th, 2009
04:06 PM ET
9 years ago

Jill Biden begins teaching at DC-area community college

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/19/art.bidens.gi.jpg caption="Jill Biden will continue to teach at a DC-area community college."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Jill Biden is back in the classroom: The veteran professor and wife of Vice President Jill Biden began a new job at a DC-area community college Tuesday.

The White House said that Mrs. Biden will teach two English courses this semester as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

Biden has taught English in public schools and community colleges for nearly three decades, half of that at Delaware Technical & Community College.

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  1. Dan, TX

    That is refreshing. She is willing to teach at a community college where most students are underachievers who couldn't get into or afford a higher quality school. Wow, that is impressive. Thank you so much for your service!

    January 27, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  2. chelseafran

    "The veteran professor, and wife of the Vice President, Jill Biden"

    Happy now? Complain to CNN next time, OK?

    Dr. Jill Biden is a remarkable woman! More power to her!

    PS–We now have a Pres., First Lady, VP, and the Second (??) Lady with doctorates. Amazing! After dealing with the dimwit anti-intellectual neocons for so long! And I won't even talk about Caribou Barbie and her crew.

    January 27, 2009 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  3. Neutral

    Had Lynn Cheney's name been replaced with "Jill Biden" in the headline you guys would have scolded her!!!

    January 27, 2009 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  4. Steve (the real one)

    Dendnchick January 27th, 2009 4:36 pm ET
    This is giving back people.. Public Service
    It called having a job!!!!!

    January 27, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. Pog o Virginia

    Wow the wife of our Vice President has a successful career in education, and a doctorate degree, will be teaching at our NVCC. How could anyone with any integrity and decent morals say anything negative about that? You know the answer ..........

    January 27, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  6. malclave

    I hope she knows English better than her husband knows the Constitution.

    Oops, I forgot... the moderators will never approve this comment because it doesn't lick liberals' boots.

    January 27, 2009 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  7. KD in Texas

    I absolutely love this. Wow.

    January 27, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  8. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    The greatest weapon against poverty is EDUCATION. More power to Dr. Jill Biden.

    January 27, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  9. AL+


    January 27, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  10. zaphod2000

    These are the stories we want to hear about. Here is the wife of the VP of the US and she is continuing her teaching career.
    Baze, palin is an ugly woman inside and out. Let's not even have the name of Dr. Biden and this hillbilly in the same sentence!

    January 27, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  11. Pam for America & Obama

    I agree Roy. CNN, why did you close comments on SarahPac after only one comment? Don't you think it is worth a few comments that this nut case is setting up a run for President in 2012. Here you have Dr. Jill Biden, a highly educated woman and Sarah Palin an uneducated hillbilly minutes apart on the ticker with no comments allowed.
    It will sure give blow hard Limbaugh something to talk about. Plain is RIGHT up that fools alley.

    January 27, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  12. Sophia in Canada

    Way to go Dr. Biden.
    All the best!

    January 27, 2009 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  13. Bo

    excellent......community service, to God country and Corps

    Bo USMC

    January 27, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |


    $1.00,,,,,,,,,,,,SALARY ?

    January 27, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  15. Big Al

    Yawn!! Ph. D in Education. What a waste!

    January 27, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  16. Seriously?

    I commend her for staying at the public school and community college level of teaching. With having a husband as a senator, and now VP, and her Ph.D., she could have been teaching at top flight universities. Good for her. She and VP Biden seem like truly good people.

    January 27, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  17. Retired Army in San Antonio

    Oilengineer -- January 27th, 2009 4:41 pm ET

    Community College English Teacher makes national news for going to work.



    The Vice President's wife makes news for going back to work šŸ˜‰ .


    January 27, 2009 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  18. Felonious Monk

    Am I the only one in America that witnessed the self destruction that was McCain/Palin campaign?
    Am I the only one in America that witnessed Palin in public answering media questions?
    Am I the only one in America that witnessed the V.P. debate?

    If this woman remains a voice in the Republican party then someone must be backing up a truckload of money to someone's house. Money would be the only thing keeping her name in the news. How much has R. Murdoch invested in Palin?

    And yes, it is still a Community College professor getting national attention for going to work.
    How ridiculous!

    January 27, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  19. dennisk

    Overlooked in the overwhelming historic implications of the new presidency, Jill Biden is one remarkable woman. She doesn't waste time with self-promotion, but just gets on with the job of living a productive life and giving back to the community. We are a richer country for people like her, and Joe is a lucky sonuvagun!

    January 27, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  20. bettyc, Havre de Grace, MD

    We have two wives of top elected people we can really respect and they can serve as two very different role models for our little girls. First Lady Obama and Dr. Biden are smart, dedicated and refreshing looking. And they both look like they eat a well rounded diet. Now we need to get VP Biden to lose a few pounds and we will have four fit, healthy people at the top.

    January 27, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  21. ???

    What? Do they need the money?

    January 27, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  22. bettyc, Havre de Grace, MD

    Why do we waste so much time talking and writing about Palin. She is ttrailer trash, not news. This country has real problems and very dedicated people trying to solve them. The strutter from up north is not even a credit to her state. I hope one of those really smart, very honest and capable Alaskan women will challenge her in her next election. We down here need to know that she is not representative of the women from Alaska.

    January 27, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  23. Rick Roberts

    Can we for once forget about female/male jobs. Black or white jobs? This is America, and we are all really from a different country, a different race, religion,ethnic backround. My Grandparents, and Mother were born in Italy. They became US citizens and were proud to be Americans. At 70 I am proud to be an American who voted for Obama. I think his wife is SPECIAL and I think his kids are adorable and spunky.
    Can we get on with the rest of our lives now? We have an extremely educated President/First Lady. An extremely educated Vice President/First Vice presidents wife.
    Now what they will do in the next 4 to 8 years will determine how we all do.
    I think we will do well!!!!

    January 27, 2009 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  24. boered1

    I didn't know Joe Biden changed his name.

    "The veteran professor and wife of Vice President Jill Bidenā€¦"

    idiots i hate to break it to you but this is gramatically correct except they left out the word "the" before vice president


    January 27, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  25. The One

    "Vice President Jill Biden?" Come on CNN: It's 5:30PM...Do you know where your editors are? Tighten up.

    January 27, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
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