Cody joined the Foundation as Director of Leadership Development in August 2016 and moved into the role of Vice President of Programs in 2018. Before joining the team, Cody worked as Senior Coordinator at the Texas Center for District and School Support at Education Service Center Region 13. In his seven years at ESC 13, Cody developed training and resources for thousands of district and campus leaders around the state and managed the implementation of multiple statewide school improvement grants, including the Texas Title I Priority Schools Grant, and a grant focused on building capacity in rural schools. Cody has also worked as a district behavior specialist and a middle school special education reading teacher.
Cody has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.