Gretchen Tunnicliffe is the English language learners (ELL) specialist for grades K–9 at Florida Connections Academy (FCA) and has been teaching for 19 years. She began teaching at Connections Academy in October 2011. While at Connections Academy, she has held the following teaching positions and roles: substitute teacher, grade one teacher, ELL lead teacher, and ELL specialist. Prior to coming to Connections Academy, Ms. Tunnicliffe taught in London, England; Auckland, New Zealand; and Norfolk, Virginia. While teaching in Norfolk for 10 years, she held the following positions: grades six and seven reading teacher, reading specialist, and literacy coach.