Patrick Dobard talks education at ‘Breakfast with the Newsmakers’ (video)

February’s Breakfast with the Newsmakers

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Get to know the superintendent of the Recovery School District, one of the most powerful figures in local government.

On Thursday, Feb. 13, reporter Jessica Williams will interview Patrick Dobard at The Lens’ increasingly popular “Breakfast with the Newsmakers” event. Come one, come all. The event is open to the public; the coffee and pastries are delicious, and we make a point of finishing up within an hour so folks can get to work.

Williams and Dobard will chat about the Recovery School District’s long-term vision for schools here and in other parts of the state.

Event details

Date: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Time: 8-9 a.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)

RSVP: Anne Mueller,

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street.

Live coverage: The event will be live-streamed and live-blogged.

Event recording:

The Lens – Breakfast with the Newsmakers – Lens reporter Jessica Williams and RSD superintendent Patrick Dobard from Jason Berry on Vimeo.

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and adjacent access points to it.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Basin Street Station.


Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly “business social” that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news in and around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are free to Lens members at the Friend level, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.

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About Anne Mueller

As the Development director Mueller leads The Lens’ fundraising efforts including foundations, major gifts, annual giving, events, sponsorship and prospect research. She has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in New Orleans, New York City and Oxford, MS. Her professional experience include The National World War II Museum and A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Bennington College (VT) and a master’s degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. She can be reached at (504) 258-1624.

  • nickelndime

    Patrick Dobard is a holdover from Paul Pastorek. He is anything but a power player. Dobard does not have one – not even one- original thought. So, go ahead and interview him. See what you can find out. Not much, which also seems to fit his credentials to be a sate superintendent. Well, you have done it this time. I have fallen off of my chair and am rolling on the floor. But, I will give it to you, THE LENS. At least you are putting it out there, but, please spare me