Creativity in Action for Adolescents
Coyote has a remarkably lean administration, considering that over the past 23 years it has served over 10,000 young adolescents and installed 19 major public art projects.
Claudia Stelle brings both teaching experience and business expertise to the organization. With a doctorate in musicology, her past positions include editing music for Oxford University Press, managing the Musical Theater Lab in New York City, teaching at the University of Maryland, and creating Special Collections of composers and performers as a Music Specialist at the Library of Congress. Raising four boys of her own has given her first-hand experience of the life-changing value that Coyote can bring to adolescents trying to find their way in the world.
Marybeth Satterlee co-founded Coyote in 1986 so that all junior-high kids could have the opportunity to discover, problem solve, and create in fields of their highest interests. She began teaching in the Philadelphia Public Schools in 1968, where she immediately branched away from textbooks to inspire students to think and to tap into their own creativity. In Seattle, after 17 years of teaching, she gathered into the whirlwind of activity that drives and inspires Coyote’s participants, scores of community and corporate leaders, professionals, artists, youth advocates, and supporters so that thousands of kids can rise to great heights of creativity and self actualization.
Jessica Schwab comes to Coyote with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Western Washington University. A true believer in the power of creativity and a lover of all things art, she takes great pride in lending a hand in the operation of this amazing organization.