NJ L2L State Required Documentation

Following District registration, NJ L2L will contact trained mentors to pair with each Resident. The pairing is based on criteria that best matches each mentor’s professional and administrative experience with the particular circumstances of each Resident’s position, for example:

  • school type (i.e. elementary, middle, high school)
  • community type (i.e. urban, suburban, rural)
  • district Director position (i.e. special education, curriculum and instruction)
  • unique requirements of the specific position

NJ L2L will contact the mentor, Resident, and District Contact Person to confirm the pairing of the mentor and Resident, and to provide relevant information to begin the Residency.

The Residency will begin upon the submission of the following (Attn: Ilsa Abbott):

  • Statement of Assurance – Submitted by District
  • Board of Education Resolution – Submitted by District
  • $800 NJ L2L Registration fee – Paid by Resident to FEA

The following documents will be submitted by the mentor within four to six weeks of the initial meeting with the resident:

  • Standard Residency Agreement
  • Residency Plan – Years 1 and 2
  • Memorandum of Understanding

Mentors will log into the mentors section and download each of the required documents as needed from the documents downloads section. 

Within one week of notification of pairing with their Residents, mentors arrange an initial meeting with their Residents and District Contact Persons to complete all four required documents.  The Mentor and Resident retain copies of all documents for their records.

All documents are forwarded to NJ L2L by the mentor within two weeks of the initial meeting. NJ L2L transmits original signed documents to the NJDOE and maintains copies in a file for each Resident. The initial meeting between the mentor and Resident also provides an opportunity for them to determine if their pairing together appears to be suitable. If there are any concerns, either may request a pairing with a different mentor.

The NJDOE issues the two–year Provisional Certification and notifies Districts and Residents within 45 days following receipt of all State–required documents.

Note: The State professional development requirement for school leaders is waived for new school leaders participating in the two-year Residency and will be in effect for year 3 of their employment.