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.


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. 

Registration Fee for 2020-2021 has been reduced to $190 (from $340) because of scheduling changes due to the pandemic. Fees include: MATSOL membership plus access to all virtual and in person MELLC meetings, 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. 

Register for the 2020-2021 school year

Click here to register  (login required)

After you register, go to the MATSOL Calendar to RSVP for the next meeting: MATSOL Calendar

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 21, 2020-- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am  
January 22, 2021-- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am  
February 12, 2021-- Online-- 9:30-11:30 am  
March 19, 2021-- In Person, Doubletree, Leominster-- 9:00 am- 2:30 pm *
May 21, 2021-- In Person, Doubletree, Leominster-- 9:00 am- 2:30 pm*

*There will be an extra fee for lunch at in person meetings. 


Requirements for 2020-2021 MELLC PDP option.


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

MELLC Steering Committee