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Mr. Fralix  
Mr. Fralix teaches Real Estate, Entrepreneurship, Virtual Enterprise, Marketing and Personal Finance at Wando. He also serves as DECA Club advisor.

Mr. Fralix has 12 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of South Carolina and a MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University.  He lives in Charleston with his wife, Bonnie, and his daughter, Claire.




Contact Information

 Email:  david_fralix@charleston.k12.sc.us
 Phone:  843-881-8200 ext 24017
 Room #:
 Blocks 1-3: H-124, Block 4: Planning, Room H-126
 Office Hours:
 7:45-8:15 Tuesday and Thursday, or by appointment

Courses Taught

Real Estate

Course Description:  Topics covered include types and characteristics of real estate, titling and ownership forms, property rights and restrictions, client/agent/broker relationships, contracts, appraisals and valuation, financing real estate purchases, fair housing laws, environmental issues, and SC licensing law.  Students who successfully complete all course requirements will be prepared to apply to take the state and national real estate licensing exams upon graduation and launch a career in real estate sales.  This class is offered to Seniors in their last semester before graduation only.  A class in Marketing and/or Professional Sales is a prerequisite for the class.  An Entrepreneurship class is highly recommended.

Entrepreneurship

Course Description:  Students create a business plan for a small business of their choice and present the plan before a panel of professionals.  This course uses YESCarolina's Entrepreneurship curriculum and resources and is designed to give students an excellent overview of the business planning process.  Students compete for prize money and trips in various business plan competitions.  

Personal Finance

Course Description  Students learn to manage all aspects of their personal finances.  Topics covered range from learning about careers, salaries, training and education requirements, to banking, saving and investing.  In addition, we learn about taxes and insurance, renting versus owning, and how to establish and maintain good credit.

Marketing

Course Description:  Students learn fundamental concepts of marketing, including target market identification, segmentation strategies, tools such as SWOT analysis and competitive analysis, advertising and promotional strategies.  Students prepare authentic work such as creating advertisements and developing a marketing plan for a business as a final project.

Virtual Enterprise

Course Description:  Students work together to start a small business in an online virtual simulation.  Students prepare resumes and interview for positions in the virtual firm, choose products and/or services to market to students in other VE programs and develop a company website and business plan.  Students earn a virtual paycheck and use the City University of New York's Virtual Enterprise platform to manage their budget and personal expenses.
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