Dr. Jill Biden returns to teaching

Dr. Jill Biden returns to teachingDelaware, Jan. 28 : Jill Biden, the wife of Vice-President Joe Biden, returned to teaching today as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College, her office announced.

Biden is one of the few second ladies in history to work at a paid job while her husband was in office.

She will teach two English courses this semester at the Annandale campus, Politico reports.

Once her husband was elected to the vice presidency, Biden made the decision to leave her teaching job at a community college in Delaware after the fall semester. She has been a teacher for nearly three decades.

Her hiring is a coup for Northern Virginia Community College. Biden entertained offers from a number of four-year schools and community colleges.

"I am thrilled to return to the classroom to continue working with community college students, whom I greatly admire and enjoy teaching," Biden said in a statement.

"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 added.

Biden will also use her role as second lady to promote education issues, her office said. (ANI)