Cody Grindle 2023

Cody Grindle



Cody’s nearly 14-year tenure with IDEA started in the classroom as an English teacher at IDEA Mission and evolved into technology roles on IDEA’s Information Services Team. Two years ago, he became IDEA’s first Chief Information Officer, leading the transformational work to turn data into information and empower all areas of IDEA with the tools to create value for our students and communities. Cody’s keen insights and creative solutions have influenced nearly every aspect of IDEA’s operations, from students’ daily attendance to family recruitment and our COVID-19 pandemic response.

Previously, Cody was named one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers, & Trailblazers by the Center for Digital Education. Cody earned his B.A. in Political Science, Economics, & German at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, earning distinctions for work abroad in Moscow, Russia, and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

As President, Cody will oversee chiefs and teams supporting IDEA’s operations, including Information Technology; Advancement; Human Assets; and Operations. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Cody currently lives in Austin with his wife, Megan, three dogs, and three chickens.