Cody Wallinger teaches Junior High Social Studies at St. Joseph Catholic School. In addition to his teaching duties, he is also co-Athletic Director and the Knights Academic & Behavior Support System (KABSS) Coordinator. Cody has also coached multiple sports at Pius X High School over the last four years, includign football, boys basketball, and girls soccer. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year Cody will take on the role of League Director for the Diocese of Lincoln Athletic League Program.
In 2006 Cody graduated from Diller-Odell High School and attended Peru State College where he played football for four years, was a Resident Assistant for three years, and a member of Student Senate for two years. While finishing up his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History Education 7-12, Cody substitute taught and coached football and girls soccer at Beatrice High School.
In the fall of 2012, Cody entered Saint Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, NE. After receiving his Certificate of Philosophy, he continued his formation at Mount Saint Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. In December of 2014, Cody discerned out of the seminary and began teaching at St. Joseph's Catholic School the following year.
In June 2017, Cody married his best friend, Lily, and the two had their first child, Rocco Joseph, in July of 2018.
"Well, my art of midwifery is in most respects like theirs; but differs, in that I attend... and look after their souls when they are in labour, and not after their bodies: and the triumph of my art is in thoroughly examining whether the thought which the mind of the young... brings forth is a false idol or a noble and true birth. And like the mid-wives, I am barren, and the reproach which is often made against me, that I ask questions of others and have not the wit to answer them myself is very just... And therefore I am not myself at all wise, nor have I anything to show which is the invention or birth of my own soul, but those who converse with me profit."
~ Socrates, as written by Plato in Theaetetus