Jody is an award-winning writer and teacher from Charleston, South Carolina.
His honors include the Charleston County School District Teacher of the Year Award and the South Carolina Press Association First Place Award for Column Writing.
He writes the weekly newspaper column Teacher to Parent and is author of the novels White Lake and Return to White Lake. He is a contributor to the anthology Charleston Light.
He is a teacher at Moultrie Middle School in Mt. Pleasant; director of the teacher advocacy organization, the Charleston Teacher Alliance; adjunct professor of English with the American Public University System; and director of Mt. Pleasant TBS, a local community Christian youth group.
He is married with two children.