Frankie Nelson - Family & Consumer Science

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). Perhaps one of my biggest accomplishments is that I was the first ever graduate from SDSU who earned a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and graduated with honors from the Fishback Honors College.  I also earned my endorsement in Health Education.

My husband Paul and I enjoy living in Emery with our two labs, Camy and Ora. Paul is an avid hunter so he is usually busy training the two dogs. We both enjoy fishing and spending time outdoors.


I truly love my job and I greatly enjoy teaching all subjects involved in FACS programs. I like how applicable FACS classes are to every student of every age. I feel that the hands-on activities I try to incorporate into the classroom help give students real life experience. I look forward to spending time with students and helping them to learn more about the world that we live in.