Amanda Vanausdall received her BME and MME in Special Music Education as well as OAKE Kodály certification from Wichita State University. She taught K-5 elementary music in the Wichita Public schools from 2013-2022 and now serves as an Assistant Music Educator and Placement Coordinator in the College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University. Amanda serves in leadership roles with the Kansas State Music Educators Association as Special Needs Co-Chair, and as a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators Equity Committee. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University.