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List of famous female educators, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female educators list contains the most prominent and top females known for being educators. There are thousand of females working as educators in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic educators have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a educator then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of people, like Lia Purpura and Dolores Sison, in it.

While this isn't a list of all female educators, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female educators?" and "Who are the best female educators?"
Maria Montessori is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Educators
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Maria Tecla Artemesia Montessori was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. Her educational method is in use today in some public and private schools throughout the world. ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1870-1952)

Birthplace: Chiaravalle, Marche, Italy

Profession: Educator, Physician, Philosopher

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Mary McLeod Bethune is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Educators
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Mary Jane McLeod Bethune, was an American educator and life rights leader best known for starting a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. She attracted donations of time and money, and developed the academic school as a college. It later continued to develop as ...more

Age: Died at 80 (1875-1955)

Birthplace: Mayesville, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Educator

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Roberta Bondar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Educators
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Roberta Bondar OC O.Ont FRCP FRSC is Canada's first female astronaut and the first neurologist in space. Following more than a decade as NASA's head of space medicine, Bondar became a consultant and speaker in the business, scientific, and medical communities. Bondar has received many honours ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Profession: Neurologist, Educator, Astronaut, Scientist, Author, + more

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Elizabeth E. Bailey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Educators
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Elizabeth Ellery Bailey is an American economist. She is John C. Hower Professor of Business and Public Policy, at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has been Director of Altria since 1989. ...more

Age: 79

Profession: Businessperson, Educator, Economist

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