Indira Mota, M.A., M.Ed
Senior Director of Hispanic/Latino Affairs
Indira Mota is an experienced educator and administrator with expertise in urban education, Hispanic students, and English language learners. She currently serves as Principal at Intermediate School 171 in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to her current position, Indira served as the founding Assistant Principal of The School of Diplomacy in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, NY, which focuses on incorporating public speaking and technology into the everyday middle school experience for students. Indira previously served as a Supervisor for the Bronx Adult Learning Center and as a middle school teacher and science coordinator for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students at IS 292 in Brooklyn, NY. Indira firmly believes that acknowledging that students' individual experiences and social-emotional development will cultivate and shape their desire to learn. Indira is dedicated to developing opportunities to celebrate and incorporate students' lives and cultures into school wide activities, events, and out-of-school time programs.
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and raised in Miami since the age of two, Indira holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from University of Miami, a Master of Arts in Secondary Science Instruction from Columbia University, and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from The College of St. Rose, which she earned through the CITE program. Additionally, Indira holds a School Building Leader license as well as School District Leader license for the State of New York.