When you think of passion, responsibility, and a colleague and a friend, you think of Mr. Freddi Nelson… Thus, it gives me great pleasure to elaborate on the passion, responsibility, and friendship that Mr. Freddi Nelson exudes.
The first thing that you’re sure to note about Mr. Nelson is his passion for teaching students and helping colleagues that he displays daily. He shows his enthusiasm for educating students in both physical education and life in his physical education classes, where students are given the responsibility to dress appropriately, develop lifelong wellness skills and a desire to stay physically well, and in his management of the hallways around his classroom, where he encourages students to “hustle” to class. He has the teacher instinct to turn every situation, good or bad, into an opportunity to learn and grow. I’ve also seen Mr. Nelson’s passion for helping his colleagues. One of the best qualities in Mr. Nelson is his ability to listen. He is a great listener, which makes him invaluable to the Physical Education/Health/Arts department. This is especially priceless, when a department member has a problem. He may not always have all the answers but he will try to help find a solution. His enthusiasm, energy and insight are what separate him from anyone I have ever worked with.
Additionally, Mr. Nelson is a wonderful colleague. He is everything that a department chair should be. He brings positive and focused energy into this building. He balances this energy with a natural communication style that is warm and welcoming. He understands that creating a safe, positive learning environment requires the ability to address challenging discipline issues in a proactive manner. He has consistently done this over this past year that I have worked with him. Mr. Nelson has also at times fulfilled a role of under filling for assistant principals at Madison. He uses the same techniques and vision that have served him well in his classroom and as the department chair to bring order and safety to Madison. He totally exemplifies the Knight’s Code: On Time!, On Task!, and On a Mission!
Therefore, it is with great pride and my pleasure to announce that a teacher, creator, molder of minds and a dear friend is Madison’s newest inductee to the prestigious society of Madison Knights. Congratulations to a person I believe serves a bigger role on this planet than most will ever fathom, Mr. Freddi Nelson.
– In the words of Ms. Pamela Slayden, Physical Education Teacher
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