Educators

An educator may refer to a person who is adequately skilled in the theory and practice of education that, he/she may be involved in the implementation of education to others. An educator may be a teacher, professor, an administrator of a university, college, school or any other kind of educational institution. A skilled practitioner of the profession of imparting knowledge is known as an educator. An educator may be specialized in a particular field of study some of them may include, accounting, agriculture, drama, economics, philosophy, linguistics, literature, dance and mathematics among many other specialized fields of study. A professional educator may work on his/her own and even own an educational institution. An educator plays a crucial and significant role in the life of students, training them academically and also shaping their lives, ensuring their emotional and psychological health and welfare. An educator may play a huge role in the lives of his/her students, acting as a mentor, guide, confidant and friend. An educator may also be a specialized teacher of spirituality or religion. Explore some of the most fascination lives of famous educators along by reading some of their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
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 1 Jill Biden

Jill Biden
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Famous As: Former Second Lady of the United States
Birthdate: June 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

The former Second Lady of the United States, Jill Biden is the wife of Joe Biden, the 2020 presidential candidate. A passionate educator who is also fiercely independent, Jill continued to work as a full-time professor even when she was the Second Lady.  A vocal supporter of community colleges, she has also been supportive of military families and cancer research.

 2 J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British, South African
Died: September 2, 1973

Considered one of the greatest authors, JRR Tolkien is popularly called the father of the modern fantasy literature. He is best known for his high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, which is set in a conceived world called the Middle-Earth. Many years after his death, Tolkien continues to be one of the best-selling writers.

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 3 Karen Pence

Karen Pence
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: January 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 4 Martha McSally

Martha McSally
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 5 John Forbes Nash, Jr.

John Forbes Nash, Jr.
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: May 23, 2015

 6 Ben Sasse

Ben Sasse
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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 7 Jaggi Vasudev

Jaggi Vasudev
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Famous As: Yoga Guru
Birthdate: September 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

The recipient of Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, Jaggi Vasudev is a mystic, yogi, and author.  His spiritual program called inner engineering is famous all over the world, particularly in the Western world. Popularly known as Sadhguru, Jaggi Vasudev's yoga programs, environmental initiatives, and educational and social initiatives have earned him celebrity status in India.

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 8 Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 17, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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 9 Shirley Ballas

Shirley Ballas
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: September 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 10 Katie Porter

Katie Porter
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 11 Mary Ann Shadd

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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1823
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: June 5, 1893

 12 Bill Nye

Bill Nye
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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Bill Nye is an American mechanical engineer, television presenter, and science communicator. He is known for hosting the live-action science program Bill Nye the Science Guy. He is credited with inventing a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube, which is used on the Boeing 747 airplanes. He also helped develop MarsDial, a sundial that became part of the Mars Exploration Rover missions.

 13 Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant
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Famous As: Columnist
Birthdate: August 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 14 Anita Hill

Anita Hill
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Famous As: Attorney
Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 15 Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 16 John Astin

John Astin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
John Astin is best known as Gomez Addams from the 1960s’ series The Addams Family. He was a known face in movies of the horror-comedy/parody genre, such as the Killer Tomatoes films. Some of his other notable films were West Side Story, Freaky Friday, and National Lampoon's European Vacation.
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 17 Jennifer Mulhern Granholm

Jennifer Mulhern Granholm
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian, American

 18 Regina S Peruggi

Regina S Peruggi
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: 1947 AD
Nationality: American

Regina S Peruggi is an educator, who became the first woman to become president of Kingsborough Community College. Prior to this, she served as president of Marymount Manhattan College. She has been on the board of directors of many educational institutions. She was honored as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction in 2006.

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 19 Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 20 Brene Brown

Brene Brown
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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 21 Chuck Todd

Chuck Todd
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: April 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 22 Sal Khan

Sal Khan
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 23 Tony Danza

Tony Danza
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 24 Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
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Famous As: Founder of Aligarh Muslim University
Birthdate: October 17, 1817
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
Died: March 27, 1898
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 25 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
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Famous As: Confident, Ambitious
Birthdate: September 5, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Died: April 17, 1975

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second President of India and served from 1962 to 1967. He is regarded as one of India’s most eminent scholars and wrote extensively on Indian philosophy and religion. Lifelong he defended Hindu traditions and culture against criticism from the West. September 5, his birthday, is observed as Teachers Day in India, in his honour.

 26 Maulana Karenga

Maulana Karenga
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Famous As: American professor
Birthdate: July 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 27 Heather Cox Richardson

Heather Cox Richardson
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Nationality: American

 28 Dennis Hastert

Dennis Hastert
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 29 Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates gained international prominence while serving as the national correspondent at The Atlantic. His writings on socio-political issues related to African Americans and white supremacy garnered him much appreciation. He is a recipient of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice. He also writes fiction and comics.

 30 Danny Lloyd

Danny Lloyd
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 31 August Coppola

August Coppola
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Famous As: Academic
Birthdate: February 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 27, 2009

 32 Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle
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Famous As: Marine biologist
Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 33 Ali Kemal

Ali Kemal
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: September 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Turkish
Died: November 6, 1922

 34 Christine Blasey Ford

Christine Blasey Ford
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: November 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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 35 Sherrod Brown

Sherrod Brown
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 36 Charlotta Spears Bass

Charlotta Spears Bass
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Famous As: Editor and activist
Birthdate: February 14, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 1969

 37 James Murray

James Murray
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Famous As: Lexicographer
Birthdate: February 7, 1837
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Scottish
Died: July 26, 1915

 38 Emma Walton Hamilton

Emma Walton Hamilton
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 39 John Dewey

John Dewey
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: June 1, 1952

 40 Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski
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Famous As: Former Diplomat, Political Scientist
Birthdate: March 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Polish, American
Died: May 26, 2017

 41 Anand Kumar

Anand Kumar
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: January 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 42 John G. Trump

John G. Trump
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 21, 1985

 43 Mira Bai

Mira Bai
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Famous As: Hindu mystic
Birthdate: 1502 AD
Nationality: Indian
Died: 1556 AD

 44 Leonard Irving Weinglass

Leonard Irving Weinglass
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Famous As: Criminal Defense Lawyer
Birthdate: August 27, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: March 23, 2011

 45 Giuseppe Conte

Giuseppe Conte
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Italian

 46 Tim Walz

Tim Walz
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 47 Stedman Graham

Stedman Graham
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: March 6, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 48 Anthony Daniels

Anthony Daniels
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 49 Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 50 Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan
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Famous As: Author, Journalist, Activist
Birthdate: February 6, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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