Eva Moskowitz has been living in Harlem since long. She is married and has three children. She is the founder of Success Academy Charter Schools. Currently, she is serving as the CEO here. These are having the best performance among the students in New York City.
Eva Moskowitz had launched her first school in 2006. This was in Harlem. Within nine years, this network has grown. Now it includes 32 schools. They are serving over 9,000 children. These schools are spread all across the Bronx and Brooklyn. They are in Manhattan as well as Queens too.
These Success Academy charter schools are serving the poor population. But they are also consistently outperforming the schools in the affluent districts. Their flagship is the Harlem school. In 2012 it was chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Eva Moskowitz was serving in the New York City Council as a member. This is where her journey for educational reform started. She was the chair of this Education Committee. This was when she visited a large number of city schools. Her investigatory hearings were highly popular here. Eva Moskowitz explored all aspects of public education here. She was concerned about the quality of lighting in classrooms to the quality of teachers. She looked into the insignificant as well as controversial things too.
Eva Moskowitz made use of her experience while designing the unique school design of Success Academy Charter Schools. Even the teaching, as well as curriculum here, is based on her experiences.
She is a strong advocate for national reforms. She completed her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has done her Ph.D. in American history. This was from the Johns Hopkins University. Eva Moskowitz has been a professor of history. She has been teaching civics at Prep for Prep. This refers to a program that has been designed for those minority students who are gifted.
Eva Moskowitz is concerned about the fact that thousands of children are going to schools that are failing at all levels. These do not provide opportunities to learn.