Eva Moskowitz – the Education Reformist of New York City

Eva Moskowitz is the proud founder of Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. She also doubles up as the CEO. Eva founded the group of schools in 2006 when she opened the first Academy in Harlem. Through her leadership, the Success Academy Charter Schools have become the largest and the best performing school network in New York.


Eva’s mission is to change the belief  that children from low-income families cannot attain higher education. She prides herself on being an education reformist who has offered an alternative school to poor children from the New York City.


Eva has led the school teachers and management in being creative and intervening children needs early enough so that the children will succeed. She has been working towards replacing the traditional models with models derived from the charters.


In her efforts to make things different at the Success Academy schools, Eva’s first move was to add on the curriculum so that they had different approaches to teaching right from kindergarten to grade 8. In English, The schools developed Think Literacy where students read as they write so as to improve their reading and writing skills. In math, the curriculum was developed to help in building a background of knowledge and capacity of students. Eva has ensured that science is taught daily in every grade. The teachers, parents, and students interact to better understand the students’ needs and how to meet them.


Eva owns a Ph.D. in American History from the John Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she obtained a B.A (Honors) in History. Her current efforts have been in privatizing public education in New York City. She does this through the Charter school movement.


Before starting the Success Academy schools, Eva worked as a professional in different institutions. She was an Education Committee Chair at the New York City Council, and she was the director of public affairs and civics teacher at prep for prep. Working as the Chair of the Faculty Seminar in American Studies at Columbia University in New York is also part of Eva’s work history. At the City University of New York, Eva used to be the Assistant Professor of History. She is also an author and runs the Political Action Committee for great public schools.