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Season 1, Episode 5

Embracing the Benefits of Fluent Handwriting

Kathleen Mohr, Professor of Language and Literacy Development, joins us on this week’s episode of Literacy Matters to discuss the importance of achieving handwriting fluency early on in a student’s literacy journey. Mohr shares over 15 years of experience as an educator working in traditional, bilingual, and gifted programs.


Dr. Kathleen (Kit) Mohr

Dr. Kathleen (Kit) Mohr is a Professor of Language and Literacy at Utah State University, where she directs the Ph.D. in Education program. Dr. Mohr developed an interest in language and literacy development while teaching at elementary schools in Texas and California. She has written and contributed to numerous scholarly publications and is currently focusing her teaching at the graduate level and researching how to accelerate language and literacy development in young children.



Cheryl holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, distinguished educational leader, and has been recognized with multiple awards for her achievements. She served as the lead curriculum developer for Learning Without Tears’ Get Set for School’s Language and Literacy curriculum, which received an AEP Distinguished Achievement award. In 2017, Cheryl was awarded the Investor Bank’s Educator of the Year Award.