ed·​u·​ca·​tor | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce educator (audio) \

Definition of educator

1 : one skilled in teaching : teacher
2a : a student of the theory and practice of education : educationist sense 2
b : an administrator in education

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Examples of educator in a Sentence

The conference will attract many leading scholars and educators. decided at a fairly young age that there is no more rewarding career than that of an educator
Recent Examples on the Web Through the academy and as an educator, Ross scheduled college tours all around the West Coast to help students who may not be able to do so on their own. Megan Taros, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2021 Notter has been a lifelong educator, serving as a special education teacher and principal before moving into district-level jobs. Scott Travis,, 21 June 2021 Creative coach, educator and workshop facilitator Anne Start Ditmeyer, has made a living from encouraging people to think differently to craft a more intentional – and fun – future for themselves. Janine Maclachlan, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 Writer, educator and minister Ellie Hutchison will moderate a panel discussion on Friday, Sept. 24, that will explore, among other things, religious trauma around gender identity. Roxanne De La Rosa, The Arizona Republic, 22 Sep. 2021 Edward Padilla, Casa 0101’s lead youth educator and producer, was initially disheartened by the move. Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2021 Drew Sumner Talbott, son of William S. Talbott, a college educator, and Jean Talbott, a real estate appraiser and homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Murdock Road in Rodgers Forge. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 18 Sep. 2021 Proctor, a one-time astronaut finalist, educator and artist, and Sembroski, an aerospace engineer, were selected as part of an online contest. William Harwood, CBS News, 18 Sep. 2021 Also along for the ride: sweepstakes winners Chris Sembroski, 42, a data engineer in Everett, Wash., and Sian Proctor, 51, a community college educator in Tempe, Ariz.. Arkansas Online, 16 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of educator

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of educator was in 1673

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18 Oct 2021

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“Educator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of educator

: a person (such as a teacher or a school administrator) who has a job in the field of education

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