The Joshua School (TJS) was created in 2005 by six Special Educators working in a classroom for children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities in the public schools. At the time, it was becoming clear that a smaller school with a controlled environment, budget, and personnel would have a more significant impact than what was possible in a larger system.
The school had an open position for a Development Director but wasn't finding the right applicant from the talent pool it was attracting.
TJS's Executive Director called on Canopy to look for interim support until the full-time development role was filled. Canopy advisor Lisa Mattis served as the organization's Interim Development Director for the 2015-2016 school year.