Eva Moskowitz’s commitment to education reforms and quality has never been in doubt. The founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools has served the New York education sector passionately and diligently for over two decades now. Her commitment has borne fruits over the recent past, with her network of schools growing impressively well both in performance and student population.
Eva’s Early Life
After completing her doctoral studies in American History from the John Hopkins University, Eva Moskowitz became an academician for a whole ten years. Her first role in the sector was at the University of Virginia where she taught as a visiting professor from 1989 to 1990. She later became an assistant professor of history and taught at Vanderbilt University and the City University of New York for a year each. In 1996, Eva Moskowitz got employed by Columbia University’s Faculty Seminar in American Studies. She chaired that faculty for three years before leaving to join Prep for Prep as its director of public affairs.
The Reform Path
Eva’s dream of engineering education reforms materialized when she was appointed as the chair of New York City Council Education Committee in 1999. In her position, she was able to come up with policies that improved the city’s education system in a big way. After a six-year successful tenure in the docket, she was ready to get down to business and make things happen. In 2006, Eva came up with the Success Academy Charter Schools.
The first Success Academy opened its doors in Harlem. A decade down the road, the network has 41 schools distributed across New York. Under the able leadership of Eva Moskowitz, Success Academy has outmuscled all public charter schools in the New York State, and it is now competing for the overall top position.
Providing Hope for the Poor
The accelerated growth of Success Academy has erased the traditional myth that public charter schools must underperform. It has also shown that all kids, regardless of their social standing, have an equal chance of prospering in life if only they can be placed on the level ground to compete. Eva Moskowitz takes pride in having been able to uplift the learning standards as well as nurturing talents of kids from poor backgrounds.