Mrs. Susan C. Haynes has been a memeber of the Somerville team since 2003. She received a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove college and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Caldwell College. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from University of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Somerville team, Mrs. Haynes worked in Bernards Township Public Schools as a fourth grade teacher and a literacy support teacher. Mrs. Haynes came to Somerville in 2003 as the Assistant Principal of Van Derveer Elementary School. She became Principal in 2004 and is currently the principal at Van Derveer Elementary School (PS-2). Mrs. haynes was recently appointed as the Dircetor of the Mosaic Prject, Acommunity wide program aimed at providing additional support for at-risk students in the Somerville Schools. Mrs. Haynes is particularly honored to spearhead the Mosaic Project, as it incorporates several elements that she is passionate about: fostering comminuty relationships, creating new opportunities for at-risk youth, and connecting students with positive role models. Her philosophy is that each segment of a child's life is strengthened when systems converge to form a supportive network.