Eva Moskowitz’s name is preceded by her reputation for founding Success Academy Charter Schools. Since 2006, the network of schools has grown into the highest-performing and largest free, public charter school network based in New York City.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Eva Moskowitz has made it her mission to prove that children from low-income, minority neighborhoods can attain the highest level of education.
Eva has been an acclaimed leader in education reform since opening the first Success Academy situated in Harlem. In her capacity, she has assisted thousands of inner-city students or children to reach their academic potential and offered parents an alternative to failing schools.
Through her able leadership as the founder and chief executive officer, Success Academy currently operates 41 schools. As such, the network of charter schools has created employment opportunities for hundreds of teachers among other experts.
Education and Career Background
Eva Moskowitz has proven to be a leader in education reform. She also holds an impressive academic track record. In fact, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in history. Later on, Eva received her Ph.D. in American history from the renowned Johns Hopkins University.
Aside from her current role at Success Academy, Eva Moskowitz has held other numerous roles. Between 1989 and 1990, she served as a visiting professor of mass culture and communications at University of Virginia. In addition, Eva worked at Vanderbilt University and City University of New York as an assistant professor of history from 1992 to 1993 and 1994-1995 respectively.
From 1996 to 1999, Eva served Columbia University as the chairperson of the faculty seminar in American studies. Additionally, she has served in other capacities such as a civics teacher at the Prep for Prep school among others.
Apart from her illustrious career, Eva is also an author. She is known for two of her publications including In Therapy We Trust: America’s Obsession with Self-Fulfillment and Mission Possible: How the Secrets of Success Academics Can Work in Any School.