City of Dubuque Leisure Services Manager Marie Ware has named Heather Satterly as the City of Dubuque’s new AmeriCorps Partners in Learning Program Director. She will begin in mid-December and replaces Mary Bridget Corken-Deutsch, who was hired as a School Connections Specialist with the Dubuque Community School District (DCSD).
As AmeriCorps Program Director for Dubuque, Satterly will work closely with agencies including but not limited to the Dubuque Community School District, Multicultural Family Center, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, St. Mark Youth Enrichment, and Leisure Services programs. She will work with recruitment, training, and retention of over 50 AmeriCorps members each year as well as a new summer teen program.
Satterly comes to Dubuque after serving Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley, where she was the AmeriCorps Program Director and Youth AmeriCorps Program Manager assigned to the City of Davenport. She also served as an AmeriCorps member for three years focusing on adaptive and inclusive recreation activities including programming for at-risk youth, low-income families, persons with disabilities, and seniors. Satterly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation, parks, and tourism administration with a specialization in recreation therapy from Western Illinois University.