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The Board of Education Advisory Councils

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.
NameTitleInstitution
Allison BalterFounding PrincipalENLACE, Lawrence Public Schools
Heidys MendezParent LiaisonHaverhill Public Schools
Meghan LampertParent, English Leaner 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
MABE
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

FY2017-FY2018 Meeting Schedule

DateTimeLocation
April 26, 20185:30 PM – 7:30 PMDept. of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, MA 02148
Board Room
June 18, 201810:00 AM – 12:00 PMBoston Public Schools Central Office
Room 6-61
2300 Washington Street, Roxbury

Contact Information

Sara Niño
Phone: 781-338-3522
E-mail: sara.nino@doe.mass.edu



Last Updated: June 13, 2018
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