Jill Biden, lifelong educator and former Second Lady, gave her 2020 Democratic National Convention speech from a classroom at Brandywine High School in Wilmington, DE. The setting was no prop - it was the same classroom where she taught English from 1991 to 1993. Jill has said "Teaching is not what I do. It's who I am," and that philosophy has informed her life and her time as Second Lady. Jill taught full-time throughout Joe Biden's two terms at the White House, and is thought to be the first Second Lady to hold a paying job while her husband held office.

Her lifelong career as an educator, paired with experience as a military mother and the loss of her son and parents to cancer, shaped her political platform: During her time as Second Lady, she was known for supporting community colleges, military families, and cancer awareness. In part because of her personal experiences with these issues, she has been praised for her ability to relate to ordinary Americans, and to translate her own experience to broader issues facing the nation.

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