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Patrick Dobard

| Secretary of the Board
Partner, City Fund

About Patrick Dobard

Patrick is a native Louisianian and lifelong educator whose career began in the classroom. Once referred to as “a silent force in the state education realm”, Patrick is currently a partner with City Fund, where he supports the efforts of local leaders in cities across the country working to create great public schools for all children.

Patrick served as CEO of New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO), a nonprofit organization that champions, develops, and funds programs that values educational equity and a quality education for all children. During his tenure, NSNO raised more than $72 million for schools and has helped bring hundreds of new teachers to the city’s schools.

From 2012 to 2017, Patrick served as the former Superintendent of the Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD), where he oversaw the school district’s conversion to the nation’s first all-charter school district. Under his leadership, the RSD made significant progress in transforming the most chronically low performing schools in Louisiana—nearly eliminating failing schools in New Orleans.

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