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. 

Typically, MELLC meets four times during the school year, but due to the limitations on in-person meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have set up a virtual meeting schedule until the spring of 2021 with the hope that we can have in person meetings in March and May 2021.   

The agendas for MELLC meetings are collaboratively agreed upon by members and include a variety of topics related to English Learner Education, civil rights, state and federal requirements and regulations, parent engagement and issues relevant to low, mid and high EL 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.

Annual Registration

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. It is not appropriate for ESL teachers who do not have administrative responsibilities in an EL program. 

Annual Registration Fee SY2020-21: $190.00 

Fees include: Annual MATSOL membership plus access to all virtual and in person MELLC meetings, resources, and subscription to the MELLC E-List. Reduced from $340 for online meeting format due to the pandemic.

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. 

Register for the 2020-2021 school year: Click here to register  (login required)

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

Meeting Dates

Meetings dates for the 2020-2021 school year: 

  • October 16, 2020-- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am 
  • November 20, 2020-- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am  
  • January 22, 2021-- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am  
  • March 5, 2021 -- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am  (rescheduled from 2/12)
  • April 9, 2021-- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am  (rescheduled from 3/19)
  • May 21, 2021-- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am  

Requirements for 2020-2021 MELLC PDP option.


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

MELLC Steering Committee 

Laurie Hartwick, Kathleen Lange-Madden, Kerri Lamprey, Wendy Anderson, and Victoria Ekk