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 value educational equity and quality education for all children. During his tenure, NSNO raised over $72 million for schools and helped bring hundreds of new teachers to the city’s schools. From 2012 to 2017, Patrick served as the Superintendent of the Louisiana Recovery School District (RSD), overseeing 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.