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English Learner/Bilingual Education Advisory Council

Under Massachusetts General Laws (c. 15, §1G), the Department is required to establish and maintain a bilingual education Advisory Council. The role of the English Learner/Bilingual Education Advisory Council is to advise the Board and Department on topics pertaining to the education of English Learners (ELs) in Massachusetts public schools. Specifically, the Council will:

  • annually review the results of the Department's monitoring of English learner programs in school districts;
  • assess statewide trends and needs;
  • seek public and professional input;
  • analyze information regarding the education of ELs;
  • advise and make recommendations regarding legislation, regulations, and program guidelines; and
  • provide other programmatic recommendations as it deems necessary to fulfill the goals established by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Allison BalterFounding PrincipalENLACE, Lawrence Public Schools
Heidys MendezParent LiaisonHaverhill Public Schools
Meghan LampertParent, English Learner TeacherChatham Elementary School
Kellie JonesDirector of Bilingual EducationBrockton Public Schools
Antonina Parris-YarbroughEL SpecialistExcel Academy Charter Schools
Ivonne BorreroSupervisor, English Learners and Students with DisabilitiesBoston Public Schools
Dalida RochaPolitical CoordinatorSEIU
Andrea ParkerParent, Diversity-Equity Coach 
Jill DavanParent, ELD Instructional Coach/Teacher Dual ImmersionFramingham School District
Kerri LampreyESL Curriculum CoordinatorBurlington Public Schools
Mary Jo RendónFamily/Community Engagement SpecialistWaltham School District
Chris LeiderProgram Director, Bilingual Education and TESOLBoston University
Meg BurnsPresident, MABE
Asst. Professor TESOL/Bilingual Education
Lesley University
Craig ConsigliAsst. SuperintendentMilford Public Schools
Monica AbdullahSpecial Education/Vocational Tech EducatorThe Center School Holyoke
Virginia Guglielmo-BradyEL Director and Curriculum CoordinatorPittsfield Public Schools

SY 2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

October 22, 201810:00 AM – 12:00 PMMilford High School
31 West Fountain Street, Milford, MA 01757
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February 12, 201910:00 AM – 12:00 PMCentral Office, School Committee Room
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA
April 9, 201910:00 AM – 12:00 PMFuller Middle School — Room A6
31 Flagg Drive
Framingham, MA 01702

Contact Information

Phone: 781-338-3573

Last Updated: April 8, 2019
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