Nielsen enjoys teaching, small town living


September 27, 2019

New Ekalaka Public Schools social studies teacher Brett Nielsen grades a paper in the teacher's lounge at CCHS on Tuesday.

First year social studies teacher Brett Nielsen loves history. He's also pretty fond of small town living.

Nielsen is a Montana native of sorts. He graduated from Westby High School, about 243 miles north of Ekalaka, in 2012. There were four students in his graduating class. Nielsen's childhood home, however, is located just across the state border in North Dakota. His family farms in the area and has land in both Montana and North Dakota.

Nielsen not only teaches social studies at Ekalaka Public Schools, he is also the junior high volleyball coach. While in high school, he played basketba...

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