Katie Mote navigates her career with a passion to serve and a focus on education. Katie has invested over a decade at the intersection of education and career. Prior to PLTW, she held a variety of faculty and administrative roles with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, the largest postsecondary institution in Indiana and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Both prior to and during her tenure at Ivy Tech, Mote practiced criminal law as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Marion, Jackson, and Jefferson counties. These experiences fuel Katie’s passion for PLTW’s mission of empowering students to develop the in-demand knowledge and transportable skills they need to thrive in our evolving world.
As PLTW’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Katie supports daily operations and leads PLTW’s functions in strategic planning, organizational performance management, legal, and information security, compliance and administration. Katie previously served as Vice President of Partnerships, Colleges and Universities, where she led national partnership strategy to engage colleges, universities, and other higher education leaders to expand post-secondary access and currency for PLTW students. As VP of Partnerships, Mote successfully implemented PLTW’s inaugural Launch (preK-5) Faculty Pre-Service Training model in partnership with Ball State University Teachers College and developed a national portfolio of over 200 colleges and universities offering student and/or PLTW teacher opportunities.
In addition to her work at PLTW, Katie serves on the Indiana State Board of Education as Vice Chair. In July 2017, Mote was appointed to the Indiana State Board of Education by Governor Eric Holcomb who, in July 2020, re-appointed her to the Board for her second term of service. Katie also serves on the Sagamore Institute Board of Trustees. The Sagamore Institute is a nonpartisan public policy think tank rooted in the Heartland of Indiana with a national influence and a global reach.
Mote holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Bloomington (Maurer School of Law). She is married with two children and resides with her family in Madison, Indiana.