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About Us

Jarrett Publishing Company

Our Goal is Your Students' Success
Founded in 1989, Jarrett Publishing Company is renowned among leading educators for the excellence of its products. We take no shortcuts. Each of our publications is carefully tailored to match state learning standards, to provide the very best content review, to incorporate the latest educational research on learning styles, and to include the most authentic test practice questions available. With these ingredients, your students are certain to improve their learning and to raise their scores on statewide tests. 

Who We Are
The three founders of the Jarrett Publishing Company were teachers together at Jamaica High School in New York City as well as test writers for the New York Board of Regents:

Mark Jarrett studied at Columbia University (B.A.), the London School of Economics (M.A. in international history), and Stanford University, where he received a Ph.D. in European history and was the recipient of a university fellowship and of the David and Christina Phelps Harris Fellowship. His doctoral dissertation, Castlereagh, Ireland and the French Restorations of 1814 to 1815,  examines British foreign policy at the end of the Napoleonic Wars.  Dr. Jarrett also received a law degree with honors (Order of the Coif) from the Law School of the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where he was an editor of the school’s law review, and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Comparative Legal History and the Prosser Prize for Federal Courts.   He has taught at Hofstra University in New York, the Mander, Portman and Woodward School in London, England, and in the New York City Public Schools, and served as a test writer for the New York State Board of Regents.  He also practiced law for ten years in the San Francisco office of Baker & McKenzie, the world’s largest law firm.  His work as an attorney included representation of BP in litigation with the State of Alaska over the calculation of gas royalties, and representation of UMAX, a Taiwan co-defendant of Apple Computer, in a complex antitrust case concerning Apple’s intellectual property rights. 

Stuart Zimmer is a retired social studies teacher. He has written Government and You andEconomics and You. He served as a test writer for the New York State Board of Regents in social studies, and was a item-test writer for the National Scholarship Examination and Scholastic Aptitude Test. He has served as a curriculum writer for the New York City Board of Education. In addition, Mr. Zimmer has published numerous articles on teaching and testing in a variety of educational journals. He has presented at many educational workshops at local, state, and national teacher conferences. In 1989, Mr. Zimmer's achievements were recognized by the New York State Legislature with a Special Legislative Resolution honoring his academic and professional accomplishments.

James Killoran
 is a retired assistant principal. He has written Government and You andEconomics and You. Mr. Killoran has extensive experience in test writing for the New York State Board of Regents in social studies and has served on the Committee for Testing for the National Council for the Social Studies. His article on social studies testing has been published in Social Education, the countrys leading social studies journal. He has served as a curriculum writer for the New York City Board of Education. In addition, Mr. Killoran has won a number of awards for outstanding teaching and curricular development, including Outstanding Social Studies Teacher, and Outstanding Social Studies Supervisor in New York City. In 1993, he was awarded an Advanced Certificate for Teachers of Social Studies by the N.C.S.S. In 1997, he became Chairman of the N.C.S.S. Committee on Awarding Advanced Certificates for Teachers of Social Studies.

What Others Have Said about Our Books 

"WOW!! What a book!! I can't wait until it is published. The book does a great job of covering those topics that students need to know. You did an awesome job of covering the most common skills students need in order to be successful in science. The material is very student friendly. I love the study cards at the end. I also was impressed by the actual Applying What You Have Learned sections sprinkled throughout the units.”
Carole Henry
President of the Integrated Science Educators of Texas,

“I did have a chance to review your book. It's wonderful!!!! You did a thorough job of covering the Student Expectations that will be tested on the TAKS. The content is very well written. The book does a great job of vertically and horizontally aligning the science concepts from grades six through eight. I found the book very user friendly.”
Tiffany Huitt
Middle School Lead Science Teacher, Dallas ISD

“You have produced a very superior product. Mastering the Middle School TAKS in Science will be beneficial to all students.”
Cheryl Willis
Science Chairperson, Holland Middle School, Houston ISD

“In aiming at the target of student success in science, this book hits the bull's eye.”
Dee Wallace, Houston ISD