Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbility - George Mason University
About Us

The Kellar Institute for Human DisAbilities (KIHd) is an interdisciplinary campus-based organization focusing on improving the lives and productivity of children and adults with disabilities. KIHd combines the resources of the university with local, state, regional, national, public, and private sector agencies and organizations to develop products, services, and programs for persons with disabilities.

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PhD, George Mason University
Instructor
Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator, Region 4 Training and Technical Assistance Center
Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities

Contact Information

Send email to Dr. Nutt

Phone: (703) 993-4496
Fax: (703) 993-4497

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Krug Hall 213D
4400 University Dr.
MS 1F2
Fairfax, VA 22030

Profile

Katherine Tucker Nutt  attended Mary Washington College, graduating with a B.A. in Economics in 1986.  She earned a M.Ed. in Special Education from George Mason in University in 1997.  In 2003, Kathy earned a second M.Ed. in Reading from the University of Virginia.  Dr. Nutt completed her PhD from George Mason Universtiy in May of 2015.

Kathy worked as special education teacher at the middle and high school level for over twenty years. She has also held supervisory roles as an instructional leader and coach.

In 2011, Kathy became a Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Center at George Mason University.   Her professional focus is on inclusive practices and co-teaching initiatives, differentiating instruction, school improvement, summative and formative assessments, data analysis for instructional focus, and literacy instruction.  Although, Dr. Nutts interests are broad and varied, literacy and meeting the needs of struggling readers is her greatest passion.

 

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places youll go."

Dr. Seuss

 
 

 

 

Research Interests

Adolescent literacy

Content-area reading

Using data to inform instruction

Inclusive practices

Recent Publications

Doctoral Dissertation:  Mnemonic Vocabulary Instruction to Enhance Reading Comprehension in the Social Studies