The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
My pick for who won the week this week is Jill Biden. For those of you who don’t know, Jill Biden, Joe Biden’s wife, is America’s First Lady.
So why am I picking Jill Biden as this week’s winner? Well, it’s because she is the first and only first lady in the role’s 231-year history to keep a full-time job while serving in office.
Jill Biden is a university professor with a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees, and a doctorate of education. When she was the second lady under the Obama administration, Biden still taught at Northern Virginia Community College during all eight years.
This past Tuesday marked the start of in-person classes with Biden teaching, while continuing in her role as first lady. She is teaching two sections of an introductory academic writing course this semester, with one section fully in-person and the other being a hybrid model of in-person and online learning.
Biden has signaled her passion for and commitment to teaching in various interviews and tweets over the years. “Teaching is not what I do. It’s who I am,” she said in an August tweet ahead of a convention speech.
Biden’s dual career as a first lady and a professor is not only historic but it more accurately reflects the reality of American women, which is a reality that embodies both being a working professional and having families.
So congratulations to you, Jill Biden.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?