MATSOL English Learner Leadership Council (MELLC)

Registration is open!

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

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.

Meeting Location

For the 2022-23 school year, MELLC is planning five meetings: three online meetings and two in-person meetings with an option for remote attendance. Hybrid meetings will live stream the presentations via ZOOM and include facilitated networking and discussion opportinities. 

Meeting Dates

Online: ZOOM
In-Person: Leominster MA

  • Friday, October 14, 2022, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Online
  • Friday, December 2, 2022, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM - In-person with remote option
  • Friday, February 10, 2023, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Online
  • Friday, April 14, 20238:30 AM - 3:30 PM - In-person with remote option
  • Friday, June 09, 2023, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Online


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.

Application for Membership

MELLC is a leadership group that is open to MATSOL members who serve as PK-12 English Learner Education Program Directors or Coordinators. (MELLC is not appropriate for ESL teachers with no administrative responsibilities in an ELE program. Please see our Special Interest Group pages for information on other groups you may join.)

Members applying to join MELLC are asked to verify their roles as an ELE program director or coordinator at the time of application, either by being named as the ELE Director on the DESE website, linking to their profile on the district webpage, or supplying a letter from the ELE Director designating the applicant to attend for the district. 

MELLC Membership Fee

SY23 Fee: $ 350.00 (includes MATSOL membership renewal)

Fee includes: Annual MATSOL membership plus access to all virtual and in person MELLC meetings, resources, and subscription to the MELLC E-List. 

Payment Information

  • A purchase order (pdf) may be uploaded with your application or emailed to [email protected]
  • Invoices will be sent once your application for MELLC membership is approved
  • Invoices can be paid by PO or credit card. 
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

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

MELLC Steering Committee 

Laurie Hartwick, Kerri Lamprey, Wendy Anderson