Dr. Donna Frazier, a doctoral graduate in educational leadership
P-12 from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, came to Four
Rivers Career Academy after serving 13 years as principal of Gateway
Academy High School in Graves County. She also served as a special
education teacher at Graves County High School for three years. In
addition to her doctorate from WKU, Dr. Frazier holds a master's
degree in educational administration P-12 from Murray State
University, bachelor of science degree in special education from
MSU, and a bachelor of arts in journalism, criminology, and
sociology from WKU. She hold certifications in all administrative
areas in school operations.
Dr. Frazier is an active member of the Kentucky Association of
School Administrators and has served on several committees in that
organization including the board of directors. Dr. Frazier has
published works including her dissertation, Factors that Influence
Students’ Decisions to Either Drop Out or Graduate from High Schools
in a Western Kentucky School District.
Kim Coulson, a 2007 Fulton County Graduate is the Administrative
Assistant of the Four Rivers Career Academy.
She works with the staff and students to ensure everything runs
smoothly at the Academy!
Larry Miller is the Four Rivers Career Academy Maintenance
Supervisor and works tirelessly to keep the
facility in top working order. He has been at the Academy since 2012
and is a mentor to both staff and
students. Larry is retired from Goodyear Tire in 2011.He is a Fulton
County High School Baseball Coach,
and a sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Career Readiness Coordinator
Dianne Owen, a retired superintendent, serves as the Career
Readiness Coordinator for the Four Rivers
Career Academy and as the Four Rivers Foundation director. She is a
part of the New Skills for Youth Cohort
II Grant that works with the academy to build partnerships with the
partner districts, other area technical
schools, the two regional colleges and business, industry, civic and
community partners to provide expanded
services to the students and adults that the Four Rivers Career
Chris Coulson, a graduate of Fulton County High School and Murray
State University, offers a Business pathway emphasizing Marketing &
Mr. Coulson has been a Graphic Designer for over 20 years, creating
everything from logos and comic books to running multi-million
dollar marketing campaigns.
Heather Elder, RN
Health Science Instructor
Ms. Elder provides a Pre-Nursing pathway that leads many of her
students into the field of nursing and
other related health science occupations. She offers Life Skills,
Principles of Health Science, Emergency
Procedures, Medicaid Nurse Aide (Certified Nurse Assistant), and
Body Structures and Functions. The New
Skills for Youth and West Kentucky Work Ready grants have enabled
her to purchase state of the art equipment,
mannequins and curriculum materials. Ms. Elder brings experience
from hospitals and long term care facilities
to her students. She is a HOSA advisor for the Academy.
Will Greer, a Fulton County graduate, is the welding instructor and
provides industry certifications
in welding as well as dual credit courses for students to take and
advance on to West Kentucky Community
and Technical College for advance certifications and a degree.
Will a graduate of WKCTC and a certified
welder not only teaches classes for the academy, WKCTC, but also for
the Fulton County Detention Center
in a special program called SPARKS, that allows in-mates to gain
their welding certifications as part of
a rehabilitation program. Students take Shielded Metal Arc Welding,
Oxy-Fuel Systems, Gas Metal Arc Welding,
and Blueprint Reading for Welding along with the labs that go with
Mr. Greer is an assistant coach and Defensive Coordinator for the
Fulton County High School Football team.
He is also an advisor for Skills USA.
Information Technology Instructor
Information Technology Instructor
James Potts, a 2006 Fulton County graduate, is the Information
Technology teacher and provides
instructions in Computer Hardware and Software Maintenance, Computer
Digital Literacy, Cyber Literacy, and Intro/Net Concepts.
The Four Rivers Career Academy
has partnered with West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications
Cooperative to initiate
a work-based learning program through the New Skills for Youth
Grant. Also, as part of the
NSFY and the Work Ready grant, Mr. Potts’ program offers state of
the art technology and
curriculum preparing his students to advance on to computer science
and networking degrees.
Mr. Potts is an advisor of the FBLA Club.
Brad Tucker is a Hickman County Graduate and has been with the
Academy for 23 years! Coming out of the
Automotive Industry to teach students, Mr. Tucker‘s students enjoy
his classes and work hard to earn
their automotive certifications. Students can earn up to ten
different certifications in Mr. Tucker’s
program and many advances on to college or enter the automotive
industry in cooperative learning
opportunities or as high school graduates.
Mr. Tucker offers dual credit classes
Students can take Auto Maintenance and Light Repair, Sections A, B,
C, D, Auto Special Problems I
and II as well as hands on labs in the newly renovated and upgraded
The shop/lab was upgraded with Work Ready grant funding and offers
state of the art automotive
technology plus three new cars donated by Toyota of Georgetown,