Definition of schoolteacher in US English:



  • A person who teaches in a school.

    • ‘She said her mother had once been a schoolteacher, so Susan was well educated and worldly as a child.’
    • ‘A few of the informants were far more educated than others - schoolteachers, for example - and their accounts reflect this.’
    • ‘This work influenced large numbers of schoolteachers, educational researchers, and women's studies scholars.’
    • ‘He was educated mostly at home by his mother, a former schoolteacher.’
    • ‘Explicitly promising to do so would at least put them on a par with schoolteachers, lawyers, and other professionals.’
    • ‘Later, he put himself through college and became a schoolteacher.’
    • ‘He finally abandoned academic qualifications and appointed a collection of pharmacists, country doctors, schoolteachers, and governesses.’
    • ‘There are sequences where additional narration would have contributed to the overall cohesion of the film, and sometimes it is unclear as to which adults are the schoolteachers and which are the dance teachers.’
    • ‘The years after 1870 saw an increasing number of low-paid, salaried, and professional people included in the middle class, notably schoolteachers and clerks.’
    • ‘As we waited at the entrance, chafing under our cuffs, I chatted with some of the women with whom I'd been arrested: schoolteachers, photographers, students.’
    • ‘Though both women are professional adventurers and lecturers now, they started out as schoolteachers, and their passion for teaching children, especially gifts, is still a key motivating factor for them.’
    • ‘Mother told me he was a schoolteacher but not a teacher at my school!’
    • ‘Opposition MPs and education advocates are calling on the government to allow schoolteachers and professors an exemption from copyright restrictions.’
    • ‘When Sputnik had first gone into orbit a schoolteacher asked her second-graders to write some verse on the subject.’
    • ‘Pauline was formerly a registered nurse and registered midwife and later a secondary schoolteacher.’
    • ‘The trainee schoolteacher was described as a very balanced person.’
    • ‘Parents may depend on schoolteachers for discipline and use teachers' judgments - or those of priests - as part of their own approach to child training once children are of school age.’
    • ‘My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a minister and a high school guidance counselor.’
    • ‘Many elementary schoolteachers are women, but teachers in secondary schools and colleges and universities are more frequently men, even though the numbers of male and female students may be similar.’
    • ‘Then strange queries started trickling in - from professors, schoolteachers, the World Health Organization.’
    teacher, schoolmaster, schoolmistress, instructor, tutor, educationist
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