This guest post was written by John DeWulf, Chair of the Executive Committee of Social Venture Partners

Of course, if it were easy everyone would be doing it. Dr. Geston’s program of improving a school by changing its culture – changing the way students and teachers think of themselves and their school – seems like common sense. But I have discovered that fundamental change in a school, or any organization, isn’t easy and there will be set backs along the way. The key is strong and visionary leadership at the top and dedication and patience from those implementing the change. Camelback had both.

I’m proud of the role Social Venture Partners has played in Camelback’s extraordinary transformation. I look forward to helping Camelback continue to prosper and applying Chad’s ideas in other schools.

John DeWulf
Chair, Education Committee
Social Venture Partners