Mrs. LaVette Washington-Skinner

Phone: (910) 289-3667


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English (Communications) Secondary Education Certification Middle Grades ELA Certification M.Ed Language and Literacy

Mrs. LaVette Washington-Skinner

Hello Eagles!  I am glad to once again have the Eagle as a mascot.  I grew up in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and graduated from Northeastern High School, where I was a very proud Eagle.  I have been in Education for 23+ years.  I started in Secondary Education, but was chosen for middle grades, which has been a joy for me.  I am licensed in Middle Grades and Secondary English.  I also am Reading Specialist K-12 Certified with an M.ED in Language and Literacy.  As well, I am finishing my Curriculum and Instruction Add-On Licensure Program soon.  I love what I do, and I came to realize that as much as I love teaching the students, my greater purpose is to give them the guidance they need to be as successful as you and I know they can be.  I expect the success from your students that I would expect from my own.  Failure is only good, IF it promotes a learning opportunity!   

I am a resident of Pender County and married with two girls, three grandchildren (Keymel, 13; Keora, 11; and Kayden, 8), and a Son-in-Deed.  I have no pets...right now.  I am an Alumni of  Elizabeth City State University (Viking Pride!!) and UNC-Wilmington (Seahawks).  I love to shop, read, and spend time with family and friends.  I am also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. 

I am looking forward to working with you and your child.  As a community, and like eagles. we will soar your child to greater heights.