educator

noun
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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Synonyms for educator

Synonyms

educationist [chiefly British], instructor, pedagogue (also pedagog), preceptor, schoolteacher, teacher

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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

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Valerie Thomas, an Atlanta educator, was on heightened alert after receiving notification that she might be purged from Georgia’s voter rolls. Brittney Cooper, Marie Claire, "Stacey Abrams Is Just Getting Started," 11 Mar. 2019 More: Richmond spent time as an educator or coach at Detroit Cass Tech, Northwestern, Kettering and Mackenzie. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Late Detroit Mackenzie coach Elbert Richmond lived life to fullest," 12 July 2018 Johnson’s initial tweet has been shared more than 2,500 times, garnering praise for Waddell and her legacy as an educator. Chelsea Prince, ajc, "Georgia teacher’s request for funeral: Backpacks with school supplies," 25 June 2018 Young people have been working hand-in-hand with their educators on some of these efforts. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Education Workers on Campuses Around the Country Are Demanding Better Labor Conditions," 10 Jan. 2019 Some educators are calling for the courses to be mandatory, taught alongside history and math. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data," 14 Dec. 2018 The superintendent also belongs to an organization called the Fellowship, a professional networking group of more than 600 African-American male educators mostly in Philadelphia. NBC News, "African-American teachers push messages of affirmation, success at Philadelphia school," 16 June 2018 This year, a partnership between the Edcamp Foundation and PBS has brought the philosophy to a new audience of early childhood educators — and with it, raised new issues to discuss. Katherine Schulten, New York Times, "Edcamps: The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves," 5 June 2018 To Mandy and all of the amazing educators here today, your tireless dedication doesn't just inspire your students. CBS News, "Trump praises "outstanding" teacher at National Teacher of the Year presentation," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of educator

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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educator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of educator

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

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