educator

Definitions of educator
  1. noun
    someone who educates young people
    synonyms: pedagog, pedagogue
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    Mary McLeod Bethune
    United States educator who worked to improve race relations and educational opportunities for Black Americans (1875-1955)
    Louis Braille
    French educator who lost his sight at the age of three and who invented a system of writing and printing for sightless people (1809-1852)
    Dale Carnegie
    United States educator famous for writing a book about how to win friends and influence people (1888-1955)
    John Amos Comenius
    Czech educational reformer (1592-1670)
    John Dewey
    United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)
    Friedrich Wilhelm August Froebel
    German educator who founded the kindergarten system (1782-1852)
    Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
    United States educator who established the first free school in the United States for the hearing impaired (1787-1851)
    Mark Hopkins
    United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Robert Maynard Hutchins
    United States educator who was president of the University of Chicago (1899-1977)
    Lucy Craft Laney
    United States educator who founded the first private school for Black students in Augusta, Georgia (1854-1933)
    Abbott Lawrence Lowell
    United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)
    Horace Mann
    United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
    William Holmes McGuffey
    United States educator who compiled the McGuffey Eclectic Readers (1800-1873)
    Maria Montesorri
    Italian educator who developed a method of teaching mentally handicapped children and advocated a child-centered approach (1870-1952)
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    United States politician and educator (1927-2003)
    James Naismith
    United States educator (born in Canada) who invented the game of basketball (1861-1939)
    Carl Orff
    German musician who developed a widely used system for teaching music to children (1895-1982)
    Elizabeth Palmer Peabody
    educator who founded the first kindergarten in the United States (1804-1894)
    Sir Isaac Pitman
    English educator who invented a system of phonetic shorthand (1813-1897)
    Anne Mansfield Sullivan
    United States educator who was the teacher and lifelong companion of Helen Keller (1866-1936)
    Booker Taliaferro Washington
    United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama (1856-1915)
    Andrew Dickson White
    United States educator who in 1865 (with Ezra Cornell) founded Cornell University and served as its first president (1832-1918)
    Emma Hart Willard
    United States educator who was an early campaigner for higher education for women (1787-1870)
    John Witherspoon
    American Revolutionary leader and educator (born in Scotland) who signed of the Declaration of Independence and was president of the college that became Princeton University (1723-1794)
    Apostle of Germany
    (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    David Livingstone
    Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    John Thomas Scopes
    Tennessee highschool teacher who violated a state law by teaching evolution; in a highly publicized trial in 1925 he was prosecuted by William Jennings Bryan and defended by Clarence Darrow (1900-1970)
    Marcus Whitman
    United States frontier missionary who established a post in Oregon where Christianity and schooling and medicine were available to Native Americans (1802-1847)
    Saint Francis Xavier
    Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)
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    academic, academician, faculty member
    an educator who works at a college or university
    lector, lecturer, reader
    a public lecturer at certain universities
    head, head teacher, principal, school principal
    the educator who has executive authority for a school
    schoolmaster
    any person (or institution) who acts as an educator
    instructor, teacher
    a person whose occupation is teaching
    art teacher
    someone who teaches art
    Bahai
    a teacher of or believer in Bahaism
    catechist
    one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)
    chancellor
    the honorary or titular head of a university
    coach, private instructor, tutor
    a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    dance master, dancing-master
    a professional teacher of dancing
    demonstrator
    a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
    docent
    a teacher at some universities
    English professor, English teacher
    someone who teaches English
    French teacher
    someone who teaches French
    governess
    a woman entrusted with the care and supervision of a child (especially in a private home)
    headmaster, master, schoolmaster
    presiding officer of a school
    headmistress
    a woman headmaster
    instructress
    a woman instructor
    math teacher, mathematics teacher
    someone who teaches mathematics
    missionary
    someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
    music teacher
    someone who teaches music
    don, preceptor
    teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
    prof, professor
    someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
    reading teacher
    someone who teaches students to read
    riding master
    someone who teaches horsemanship
    school teacher, schoolteacher
    a teacher in a school below the college level
    science teacher
    someone who teaches science
    section man
    someone who teaches a section of a large college course
    teaching fellow
    a graduate student with teaching responsibilities
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    professional, professional person
    a person engaged in one of the learned professions
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