Nevada Department of Education
Ms. Fredina Drye-Romero is from the Moapa Southern Paiute Tribe and is enrolled the Kaibab Band of Paiute’s in northern Arizona. Fredina has been working in education for nearly twenty years and currently serves as the Education Programs Professional for Indian Education at the Nevada Department of Education. She graduated from Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas with an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Business. She further pursued and graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts, and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Fredina has led and organized teams at the state-level to improve the academic achievement of American Indian students. She has been fortunate to work with educators locally and nationally to assist in modernizing and streamlining the education system. In Nevada, she assisted in originating several events, such as the statewide Annual Nevada Department of Education Indian Education Summit. Fredina has also served on the National Indian Education Association Board of Directors. Through her own experiences, she understands the need to strengthen the educational structure for Native American Indian (AI) students.