Mrs. Renee Laune is New Haven’s energetic and enthusiastic librarian. She attended New Haven High and graduated with the class of 1987. Mrs. Laune then attended college at East Central, earning her Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 1989. She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development at Missouri State University in 1991, and her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (Pre K-Third) at the University of Missouri St. Louis in 1996. Continuing on at Missouri Baptist University, she earned her Masters in Education with an emphasis in Library Science K-12 in 2004.
Mrs. Renee Laune has two children that attend New Haven: Claire (17) is a junior and Matthew (15) is a sophomore.
When asked what she likes most about New Haven and the community, Mrs. Laune said, “There are many reasons that I love living in New Haven. First, I love the sense of community that New Haven encompasses. I love the fact that when our school decided to build a track for our school and community, the entire community worked together to make this a reality. Secondly, I love the downtown area. I love the shops and the Walt Theatre downtown.”
Mrs. Laune was also questioned about her decision to work in New Haven, and she replied, “I worked in Hermann before coming to New Haven. It was always a dream of mine to come back to New Haven to teach here. I love the school and the students at NHHS. We have some of the best students that any teacher could ever ask for.”
Some of Mrs. Laune’s hobbies include reading, hiking, and being outdoors. Her favorite genre of books is historical fiction. She also loves to spend time with her godsons, Dylan, Parker, and Leo Laune, and Ed Hausmann. Mrs. Laune loves all Carrie Underwood songs, stating that she is her all-time favorite artist. Her favorite TV shows include “This Is Us,” “The Brave,” and “Chicago PD and Fire.”
Reflecting on her passions, Mrs. Laune mentioned, “I am passionate about my family. I love being a mom, on most days.”
Finally, a bit of advice from Mrs. Laune: She would like students to remember to surround themselves with good people. “Always surround yourself with people who make you feel good,” she said. “Your life will be more rich if you surround yourself with people that make you a better person.”