Mrs. Soete works at New Haven Elementary and the middle school. She graduated in 1985 from Lindbergh High School and graduated college in 1993. Mrs. Soete went to SEMO (Southeast Missouri State) and Missouri Baptist College, earning a degree in Child Development and a minor in Behavior Science. She is one of the New Haven High School cheerleading coaches, paraprofessional in the special education department, and she enjoys supporting local businesses.
Mrs. Soete was asked what her favorite thing about New Haven is, and she said, “I have many favorite things about New Haven. I love small town living. Where we all know each other and work together to help each other. I also wanted to raise my kids in a smaller town. There were 532 students in my graduating class. I wanted Will and Grace to go to a small school where all the teachers know them.”
She has a daughter that is a sophomore, Grace, and a son who’s a senior, Will. She said that she enjoys cooking, shopping with Grace, traveling and hanging with friends during her free time. She wanted to work in New Haven so her schedule would match her kids’.
Mrs. Soete was questioned what her passion is, and her reply was, “I am passionate about the youth in New Haven. I want to help and encourage them to work hard for things they want. I want them to believe they have greatness inside of them, and to have pride in what they are doing and working for.”
A quote that she wants every student to read is, “How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you.”
Everyone has a pet peeve, and hers happens to be when papers are crumpled, wrinkled, or not neat. She also doesn’t like when her kids don’t listen to her, or when people chew with their mouths open. Her two favorite shows are Outlanders and This is Us. Her favorite song is “Wanna Be That Song” by Brett Eldredge.
Thank you, Mrs. Soete, for being a part of the Tradition of Excellence and being a Shamrock for New Haven.