ed·​u·​ca·​tor ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce educator (audio)
: one skilled in teaching : teacher
: a student of the theory and practice of education : educationist sense 2
: an administrator in education

Example Sentences

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 Gay is a political scientist and has been an educator in Government along with African and African American Studies. Rahul Raj, Rolling Stone, 17 Feb. 2023 Marion has served as the interim principal since April and has been an educator in the East Hartford school district for the last 25 years, according to the district. Staff, Hartford Courant, 15 Feb. 2023 Perhaps the most prestigious award given out all weekend — with apologies to record and album of the year — is educator of the year, which went to Pamela Dawson. Chris Willman, Variety, 6 Feb. 2023 These sessions will cover the benefits of working in a school system, ways of becoming an educator, considerations for working in rural locations and resumé and interview techniques. Renata Cló, The Arizona Republic, 29 Jan. 2023 In what ways does your desire to inspire more women into the profession weigh into your decision to be an active educator? Rod Berger, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 Her mother, Daisy, also fulfilled Brown’s wish to graduate from college, becoming an educator. John Blake, CNN, 25 Nov. 2022 Welker, who replaced Sean Baker, is an educator and administrator with more than 30 years of experience including working as an assistant principal at Polaris Career Center. John Benson, cleveland, 24 Aug. 2022 But the family relented, and Gustavo enrolled in El Sistema, where his talents as a conductor were soon recognized by José Antonio Abreu, the celebrated Venezuelan educator who had founded what became El Sistema in 1975. Javier C. Hernández, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Educator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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