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Metropolitan Education Leaders Network

Metropolitan Education Leaders Network (MELN) is designed to assist all education leaders with continual development and renewal of skills and/or attitudes necessary to maximize the effectiveness of their leadership.

Welcome all Educational Leaders!

Since 1984, the Metropolitan Education Leaders Network (MELN) has provided cutting edge programs to help leaders in education stay current with the rapidly evolving issues and resources in education today.

Mission Statement

Metropolitan Education Leaders Network (MELN) is designed to assist leaders in education with continual development and renewal of skills and/or attitudes necessary to maximize the effectiveness of their leadership. Program components and activities are based on research findings in effective leadership and are determined by individual and group needs of participants.

Contact Information

Julie Frame, Executive Director
612-638-1508, julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Susan Frame, Program Coordinator
612-638-1543, susan.frame@metroecsu.org

MELN Components & Resources


Program Components
MELN is designed to assist all education leaders with continual development and renewal of skills and/or attitudes necessary to maximize the effectiveness of their leadership.


District Membership
MELN is a Metro ECSU program. Metro ECSU members receive discounted pricing on MELN Membership.


Individual Membership
This plan is open to individuals from charter and nonpublic schools, as well as retired education leaders.


Leadership In-Service Series Events
For Instructional Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Coordinators, Principals, Assistant Principals, Q Comp Coordinators, Lead Teachers, Peer Reviewers, District Leaders and all other education leaders.


Metro ECSU Online Registration
View all listings and events offered by Metro ECSU and register at our Event Calendar page.


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MELN is designed to assist all education leaders with continual development and renewal of skills and/or attitudes necessary to maximize the effectiveness of their leadership.

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Active membership in Metro ECSU is open to each public school district which has chosen to join the cooperative by paying the appropriate membership fees. With membership districts can participate and vote in the governance of the co-op.

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