ed·u·ca·tor | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tər \

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

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Oak View students couldn’t go outside for PE or lunch some days because of strong odors and poor air quality, according to educators and parents. Priscella Vega,, "Demolition clears way for new multipurpose room at H.B.'s Oak View Elementary School," 5 July 2018 Records show Evers and his agency has revoked or negotiated the surrender of teaching licenses with 86 professional educators between July 2009 to the end of 2017. Daniel Bice, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bice: Teacher revocations spike under Tony Evers after GOP accuses him of being tardy on issue," 5 July 2018 Texas is now the leader in a movement to implement Mexican American Studies in public schools across the nation, a longtime advocate in Arizona said to educators at a summit Saturday in San Antonio. Krista Torralva, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas takes the lead in championing Mexican American Studies, advocates say in San Antonio summit," 2 July 2018 Schools also agreed to boost professional development for teachers, give bonuses to educators evaluated as effective and change their recruitment process. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "Improving Teaching Effectiveness: Final Report," 29 June 2018 Everywhere, which will help him turn his experience and data from the trip into courses available to educators. Jeanne Houck,, "Local teacher could be first American to row across the North Atlantic solo," 14 June 2018 The roundtable followed two others this week: one on Tuesday with educators and police, and on Wednesday with mental health professionals and advocates of the gun debate. Silvia Foster-frau And Andrea Zelinksi, Houston Chronicle, "Abbott hears from shooting victims," 24 May 2018 Bieler also is a member of the RISE Network Team, collaborating with educators from three other large urban districts in the state to improve student performance, according to a news release. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "East Hartford Names Teacher Of The Year," 23 May 2018 Antonio Villaraigosa once worked for a teachers union, married a teacher and jumped into politics with educators and their labor unions in his corner. Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, "California charter school backers put their money on Antonio Villaraigosa," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of educator

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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