IEAC Committee Members
Fredina has led and organized teams at the state level to improve the academic achievement of AI students in Nevada. One of her great attributes is being a team player and working with educators locally and nationally to assist in modernizing and streamlining the education system. In Nevada, she has assisted in originating several events, such as the Annual Nevada Department of Education Indian Education Summit. Fredina has served on the National Indian Education Association Board of Directors and has worked with various national committees to enhance the lives of Native American Indian children. Most recently, some of her successful work has included being the lead for the Nevada Department of Education’s Native Youth Community Project and working with three tribal communities in Nevada to implement the project, she assisted in creating a new position at the Nevada Department of Education for Indian Education and is leading the ARP ESSER Nevada Enhancement Curriculum Project.
She is married to Patrick Romero. Together they enjoy the company of their families who come from Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Kansas. She is thankful for her experiences that have led her to be of service to Indian country.
“When times are hard, as they sometimes will be, remember to look back and see how far you have come rather than worrying about how much further you have to go. Our paths are like a river, it can be calm or fast with no time to slow down, sharp turns and spills. Remember that there are so many souls cheering for you, even individuals that you have never met. The future is unknown, but you are a part of creating it.”
I am also Co-founder and Executive Director of Indigenous Educators Empowerment. A 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on solutions for Indigenous education issues in Nevada.
Finally, I am currently a doctoral student at the University of Nevada’s College of Education and Human Development’s EdD Educational Leadership program.