Back to School: First Lady Jill Returns to Teaching in Classrooms
"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.
"Teaching is a calling; it is more than a job. 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", she said.