Prior to joining Soundtrap, Meredith Allen served as an Instructional Technology Consultant for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa. Preceding her consulting, Meredith taught instrumental music, K-7 technology and facilitated a Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders program in a rural Midwest district. She also served on the District Leadership Team, served as the district’s Technology Integrationist, and assisted with implementation of the district’s 1:1 computing initiative. In addition to her passion for music education, Meredith has strong interests in elementary coding and is a CS Fundamentals Facilitator for Code.org. She also is certified in the Instructional Practices Inventory, reflecting her strong desire for classrooms that foster deeper student engagement. Meredith has a Master’s of Science in Technology for Education and Training and participated in the 2016 Iowa cohort of the National Teacher Leadership Initiative, a joint endeavor of the National Education Association, the Center for Teaching Quality, and The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Her current role as Educational Ambassador with the collaborative online audio recording studio Soundtrap, is a beautiful marriage of her passions: music, education & technology. Her charge is creating deeper learning through student-centered, problem-based learning experiences that result in student agency and authentic work.