Spencer Cody currently teaches 7-12 Science in the Edmunds Central School District in Roscoe, SD, and lives with his wife, Jill, and two daughters Teagan and Temperance in Mina, SD. He grew up in Veblen, SD, and graduated from Veblen High School in 2001. In 2005 he graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with a BA in Biology Middle School and Secondary Education. He went on to teach 7-12 Science in Hoven, SD, for the next 11 years. During this time he earned an MS in Chemistry from SDSU in Brookings, SD, in 2010. When he is not teaching science, he is always learning and researching science because he is fortunate enough to teach something that he is very passionate about. He looks forward toward ways to incorporate Melville’s insights into science curriculum and the remarkable learning opportunity that the Moby Dick World of Whaling Institute presents.