Keynote Speaker – Mr. Cody Hodges

Cody Hodges is a Texas native and lead presenter for Rachel’s Challenge, a national non-profit organization based on the life and writings of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School tragedy. Rachel’s Challenge is dedicated to helping schools eliminate harassment, isolation, and violence; replacing them with a culture of kindness, compassion, and hope. For the past 13 years Cody has traveled the country and world, speaking to over two million students, coaches, and educational leaders. Before his time on the road, Cody was best known for his football career at Texas Tech University where he was the starting quarterback in 2005; leading his team to the Cotton Bowl, and leading the nation in total offense. Cody has dedicated himself to the mission of Rachel’s Challenge – creating safer, more connected schools where achievement can flourish.