MATSOL English Learner Leadership Council (MELLC)

The MATSOL English Learner Leadership Council is a group of directors and coordinators of PK-12 English Learner education programs in Massachusetts. 

The group meets four times during the school year, and communicates by a private MATSOL E-List. The agendas for MELLC meetings are collaboratively agreed upon by members and include topics such as advocacy, compliance, and civil rights; curriculum and instruction; special education/Response To Intervention (RTI) and ELE; screening and placement; parent involvement; technology and ELL education; and issues specific to low incidence/high incidence districts. Meetings include presentations by guest speakers and experts in the field as well as time for discussion and networking with other MELLC members.


MELLC is a leadership group that is open to MATSOL members who have been appointed as, or serve in the role of, PK-12 English Learner Education Program Directors or Coordinators. 

Registration Fee: $340.00 per year, which includes annual MATSOL membership, the four-meeting series with breakfast and lunch, and subscription to the MELLC E-List.

Register for MELLC

  • Payment by purchase order, check, or credit card.
  • You will be invoiced for payment after registration. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.
  • Purchase orders in .pdf format can be uploaded with your registration form. 

Registration for the 2019-20 school year will open soon! 
Registration Link coming soon (login required)
After you register, go to the MATSOL Calendar to RSVP for the next meeting: 

Please note:

  • Registration is for individuals only, not for shared attendance within a department or district. If more than one person wishes to attend a meeting, each must register separately for MELLC.
  • No pro-rated registration for individual meetings.. 

The MELLC E-List is open to members only. Members are subscribed upon registration, but may update their subscriptions online: Read instructions for subscribing to an E-List.

Meeting Dates

All meetings take place on Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leominster, and include a light breakfast and buffet lunch.

Meetings dates for the 2019-20 school year: 

October 25, 2019
December 6, 2019
March 20, 2020
May 15, 2020


View the MELLC Resource Page -- Login required, MELLC members only.

Organizing Committee

Yvonne Endara, Carla Bruzzese, Jody Klein, Kerri Lamprey, Kathy Lange-Madden, Mindy Paulo, Jaana Thorarensen