COVID-19 Update: During this unusual time, we want to keep you up-to-date on changes here at Caslon. We continue to do our very best to provide for our customers. Read More

  • Because some of our staff members are working remotely, there is a slight delay on shipping of print books. However, each of our titles is available as an electronic text; we encourage customers who need quick access to our textbooks to consider purchasing an electronic format.
  • College bookstores wanting to place orders should contact our distributor at 800-565-9523 or [email protected].
  • School districts should email purchase orders to [email protected] rather than faxing.
  • We invite teachers, teacher leaders, specialists, supervisors, and administrators to join us on the Caslon Community discussion board in conversations about professional learning, multilingual learners, and teacher leadership.
  • For help with any technological difficulties, order questions, quotes, or other concerns, please contact us.

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About Caslon


Tamara  King

Tamara King

Education Specialist, Illinois Resource Center

Tamara (Tammy) King, M.A., is an education specialist at the Illinois Resource Center in Arlington Heights where she focuses on program design and improvement—especially in multilingual settings and districts with small numbers of English language learners. Bilingual in Spanish, she has worked as an elementary bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) teacher, an adult ESL teacher, and a language education program coordinator in a large, linguistically diverse school district. King is a WIDA-certified trainer and writes for the WIDA blog. She is also a wife and the mother of a precocious toddler.


Judah  Lakin

Judah Lakin

ESL/Social Studies Teacher, Hope High School

Judah Lakin, M.Ed., is a bilingual and content ESL social studies teacher at Hope High School in Providence, RI. He received his B.A. in history from Brown University and his M.Ed. in teaching English as a second language from Rhode Island College. Lakin also cocoordinates the after-school tutoring program and the family-engagement committee. He has dedicated his efforts to helping undocumented immigrants gain access to higher education. He founded Higher Inc., a nonprofit aimed at giving scholarships to undocumented students who need financial assistance to attend college. Lakin has traveled extensively, including to the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and Guatemala to visit and learn from the families and communities he teaches here in the United States.


Erin  Leininger, EdD

Erin Leininger, EdD

Middle School Curriculum Coordinator, International School–Manila

Erin Leininger is the Middle School Curriculum Coordinator at International School–Manila in the Philippines. She has taught diverse groups of adolescent English learners in various national and international contexts including California, Rhode Island, Kuwait, China, and the Philippines. Leininger uses her experience of teaching academic English language development and co-teaching with content teachers to develop, teach, and advocate for curriculum that is conceptually rigorous, language rich, and developmentally equitable for all learners.


Barbara  Marler

Barbara Marler

Education Specialist, Illinois Resource Center

Barbara Marler has more than 30 years of experience in bilingual/ESL education. She has taught students in both ESL and bilingual programs in grades K-8, served as a Title VII preschool director, and directed the bilingual/ESL and foreign language programs in a large suburban school district in Illinois. She is certified in both ESL and special education and has a master’s degree in administration and supervision from National Louis University.

Since coming to the Illinois Resource Center (IRC) in Arlington Heights, she has served as the primary consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education in the area of Newcomers’ Centers, coordinated Project READ WELL (a Title III professional development program for mainstream teachers working with English language learners in northeastern Illinois), and mentored a cadre of adjunct instructors teaching the graduate course, Assessment of Language Minority Students. Marler also coauthored Special Education Considerations for English Language Learners: Delivering a Continuum of Services, was retained as an expert in ELL matters by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, and served as the lead developer of the Perfect Match staff development series (a joint IRC and World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment [WIDA] endeavor) focused on research/evidence-based ELL program design. Her focus and interests are program design/management, systemwide reform/restructuring, assessment/evaluation, Title III programming, partnering with community agencies, response to intervention (RtI) and special education for language minority students, effective instructional strategies, and school efforts to reduce cultural conflict.


Laura  Maxwell

Laura Maxwell

English Teacher, Providence Public School District

Laura Maxwell, M.A.T., is an English teacher at Hope High School in Providence, RI, and a writing fellow through the Rhode Island Writing Project. Since 1997, she has taught in urban schools in Providence and in Cape Town, South Africa. Before becoming a teacher, Maxwell worked in the nonprofit sector for the Coalition of Essential Schools and the Education Commission of the States. She received her M.A. in teaching English from Brown University.