Friday, June 30, 2006

Jenna's New Job

Jenna Bush, who was teaching in a D.C. elementary school, will be working in a somewhat more exotic locale this fall:
Friends say that the blond, younger-by-minutes First Twin has been quietly making plans over recent months to leave D.C. for a teaching job in Latin America, most likely around the end of summer.

The move reflects the growing seriousness of a 24-year-old whose collegiate partying provided endless fun for gossip columnists during her father's first years in office -- yet also offers an escape from the Washington spotlight she and sister Barbara always have seemed to resent. Last week marked her final day at the Mount Pleasant charter school where she taught for a year and a half.

"First-year teaching is one of the most difficult jobs a person can have," said Linda Moore , head of the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School, where Jenna and a fellow instructor oversaw a class of third-graders being taught in both English and Spanish. "She was a wonderful first-year teacher."
There's more to read in the whole piece.

Now I don't know if Miss Bush is leaving her Washington job because she was asked to leave (as some probationary teachers are) or if she's simply bored with the oysters-and-champagne social scene of Babylon-on-the-Potomac wartime Washington and is looking for a little fun and excitement south-of-the-border.

Of course, if the teaching life doesn't suit her, Jenna (and/or twin-sister Barbara, for that matter) could always get a fresh start with
this organization, which is in urgent need of many young adults who are looking for an exciting job opportunity with lots of overseas travel.

It would give the presidential daughter a chance to Be All That She Can Be.
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