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Patrick Dobard is the outgoing CEO of New Schools for New Orleans, a nonprofit organization that champions, develops, and funds programs that value educational equity and quality education for all children. During his tenure, NSNO has raised more than $72 million for schools. From 2012 to 2017, Dobard was superintendent of the Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD), where he oversaw its conversion to the nation’s first all-charter school district. A native New Orleanian and career educator, he began teaching in his hometown after graduating from Southern University of New Orleans. Dobard is becoming a partner in City Fund, an education-focused nonprofit that provides funding and support for charter-school networks and charter-like schools in traditional school districts.

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