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

Registration Fee: $340.00 per year
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. 

Register for the 2019-20 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 2019-20 school year: 

Four Fridays
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leominster

Includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch

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

Requirements for 2019-20 MELLC PDP option.


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

MELLC Advisory Council

Yvonne Endara, Deborah Wall, Mindy Paulo, Laurie Hartwick, Kathleen Lange-Madden, and Victoria Ekk