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.

Application for Membership

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.

MELLC is not appropriate for ESL teachers who do not have administrative responsibilities in an ELE program, and we encourage them to join another Special Interest Group.

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

SY22 Fee: $190.00 

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

  • A purchase order (pdf) may be uploaded with your application.
  • 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.
Apply for MELLC Membership

E-List

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

ZOOM registration required for each meeting (to be posted -- login required) 

All meetings will be held online via Zoom on Fridays from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • October 1, 2021
  • November 5, 2021
  • December 3, 2021
  • March 4, 2021
  • May 6, 2021*
  • June 10, 2021

*The May 6 meeting will potentially be an in-person meeting, if it is safe to do so.

Note: This group is not appropriate for ESL teachers who do not hold administrative responsibilities in an ELE program. Please see our Special Interest Group pages for other groups you may join.

MELLC PDP Option

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Resources

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

MELLC Steering Committee 

Laurie Hartwick, Kerri Lamprey, Wendy Anderson