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.