Rochell "Ro" Werito
Rochell “Ro” Werito is a proud citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She is Ecovlke (Deer Clan) born for the Water People Clan of the Navajo Nation. She is the daughter of Clifford and Charlena Werito of Wetumka, Oklahoma; granddaughter of the late Monroe and Josephine Wind of Wetumka, OK; and Bobby and Rita of Farmington, New Mexico.
Rochell attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Leisure Studies with an emphasis on Therapeutic Recreation from Oklahoma State University in 2011. At OSU, she was involved in various organizations such as Native American Student Association, Alpha Pi Omega, Sorority, INC, Multicultural Greek Council, and Leisure Studies Club. Rochell is a former Miss Indian Oklahoma State University and former Miss Muscogee Creek Nation.
She is currently an employee for the Oklahoma City Public Schools. Rochell is the Cultural Program Coordinator for the Native American Student Services department. She is in charge of developing and implementing various programs for the Native American Students in the OKCPS district. Some of the programs offered through their department range from a girls and boys mentoring program, monthly Cultural Nights with classes, Student Color Guard, and Student Dance Troupe. She is currently working on developing a resource Native American/Oklahoma History booklet for the teachers in order to have cultural relevant and accurate lessons.
Rochell is a member of the Theta Pi Professional Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, INC where she serves on the National Board.. She has served on the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education Board of Directions as a regional representative. Rochell enjoys volunteering, beading, running, and being with family.