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Frankie Nelson - Family & Consumer Science

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My name is Frankie Nelson. I have been the Family and Consumer Sciences Education teacher at Bridgewater-Emery since the 2015-2016 school year as well as the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) advisor. I also serve as the co-advisor of the B-E Student Council. I am originally from Eureka, SD where I grew up on a dairy farm until high school and then my family transitioned to raising beef cattle.


I attended South Dakota State University (SDSU) where I graduated with Honors and an endorsement in Health Education. I have been recognized as the 2019 National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences New Professional of the Year and the 2021 South Dakota FCCLA Outstanding Adviser.

My husband Paul and I have two children Robert and Roanin. I greatly enjoy spending time playing with our kids as well as baking, gardening, and watching movies (no horror films though). Paul is an avid hunter, so he is usually busy training our two dogs or working on a taxidermy project. We both enjoy fishing and spending time outdoors.


I have a passion for teaching FCS topics and helping students learn skills that are needed in their everyday life. I incorporate hands-on activities and service-learning experiences into my course work and FCCLA projects to help students build the soft skills needed in their future careers and families. I love that FCS is applicable to all students, no matter their path, and I look forward to helping them gain life skills.

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