Armed with a Masters Degree in Education, Lavaille Lavette has worked as an investment broker, school teacher, school district administrator, speechwriter, and marketing executive. A best-selling author and educational expert, she served as the Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Rod Paige, U. S. Department of Education, 2001 – 2005. Currently she heads up an educational marketing consulting firm and multi-media packaging company. The company develops and markets products in the publishing industry. As a motivational speaker with time management expertise and an advocate for charitable causes, Lavette has combined her two passions with the creation of the 86400 Seconds Movement, “Making a Difference, Being The Difference.”
Beyond her work in community engagement, nonprofit and the education spheres, Lavette is co-founder of Every Child An Author, (ECAA) Class-by-Class, School by School. ECAA is on a mission to make every child in America a published author, one grade level at a time. Recently, she teamed with Fox 26 Houston to spearhead Fox’s on air 86400 Book Club For Kids. Lavette serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Aspiring Youth Foundation, Foxshire Foundation, and is a Founding Board Member and the first President of the Houston-Luanda Africa Sister City Association. She is involved in a number of international charitable ventures in Africa.