The First Lady of the United States was a teacher herself. Check out what she said to the teachers & school employees during the pandemic.
Joe Biden's wife, the First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, was a longtime educator. Check out what she said to the teachers and school employees that are working during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent essay published on TIME.
The essay was titled "A Tribute to Classroom Heroes," Jill Biden says she has "never been prouder to be a teacher."
"Educators across the country worked through the anxiety and unknowns, often while struggling to support their own families at home," she started. "As difficult as it has been, I have never been prouder to be a teacher. We put our shoulders back and did the work that needed to be done. We leaned on each other—even from six feet away—and carried the weight of this burden together."
Biden, 70, continued, "America's students and families needed champions like never before, and they found their champions in educators. With all of my heart: Thank you for being the heroes we needed."
"Educators, always remember that right now, someone out there is a better thinker because of you," she added. "Someone is standing a little taller because you helped her find the confidence she needed. People are kinder because you showed them what that meant. Your strength and resilience, your creativity and kindness, are changing lives and changing the world."
Biden concluded her essay by saying that all teachers have an ally in the White House: her.