Dr. Jill Biden returned to teaching at Northern Virginia Community College on Tuesday after months of virtual teaching.

She is the first First Lady to have a full-time job. Biden also worked while her husband was vice president from 2009 to 2017.

Biden, who works as a professor of writing, had long expressed that she was excited to return to her job.

​​"There are some things you just can't replace, and I can't wait to get back in the classroom," she told Good Housekeeping magazine in an interview in August. 

“I’ve missed being able to read people’s body language when they aren’t connecting with the material I’m teaching. I miss the energy of a full class when everyone is talking over each other and the ideas bounce back and forth between them. I miss the conversations that happen when people linger after class," she told the magazine. 

Biden began teaching English in 1976 at St. Marks, a Roman Catholic high school in Wilmington, Delaware. 

In 1981, she earned a Master of Education with a specialty in reading from West Chester University and then later earned a Master of Arts from Villanova in 1987. In 2007, she received a Doctor of Education from the University of Delaware. 

“Teaching is a calling; it is more than a job,” Biden told Good Housekeeping. 

“We are truly dedicated to our students and are committed to their success. Many believe teachers leave school at three o’clock and have summers off. The truth is, teaching in front of our classroom is just one part of the job. We spend hours at home grading papers or creating lesson plans. On top of all of that, we always carry our students with us. Whatever I’m doing, there’s always a part of me that’s thinking about my students, wondering how they are doing or asking myself what more I can do to help them if they’re struggling.”