Melody McCombe is a team leader at a large urban intermediate school in New Zealand, as well as being the staff elected member of its board of trustees. Passionate about deep learning, she believes SOLO is her key tool to enable this. Her conference presentations include a workshop on SOLO Taxonomy in 2017 to assist teachers to deepen students’ thinking about the key competencies. Melody has a Master of Education (Distinction), a higher diploma of teaching, a language teaching diploma and a diploma of teaching children with special needs. On a 2014 educational scholarship, she travelled to Japan to study the Japanese language.