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Support Staff 2010-11

Jeanne Brewin

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Ms. Brewin is now into her fourth year as Administrative Assistant at TGA.  She has been taking classes part time since August 2007, working on obtaining a bachelor's degree at UT.  She has 15 years experience in payroll and accounting previous to working at TGA along with 22 years in the restaurant business.  She enjoys visiting her grandchildren in South Florida during vacations and visiting the rest of her family in South Jersey whenever she has a chance.

Sarah Gilpin

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Ms. Gilpin is the school counselor for TGA. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in counseling from UT Knoxville, and is a nationally certified counselor. During her master's work, she co-authored a research article, "I could not have been more wrong in my preconceived ideas": The Experience of Service Learning in the Human Service Education journal. She previously worked locally at South Doyle High School, and is also an accomplished jazz vocalist. This is her second year with TGA.

Jim Joiner


Jim is the main Bus Driver to TGA. With safety a priority, Jim delivers the TGA students to locations around Knoxville with precision and timing.

Amy Sullins

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Dr. Sullins, TGA's coordinator of evaluation, recently recieved her PhD in Education: evaluation, assessment and research. She recieved her B.S. and M.S. in secondary English education from Auburn University and taught English and debate at the high school level for seven years. For the five years prior to her joining TGA in 2007, she was a faculty member at Tennessee Wesleyan College, instructing secondary education classes.