Eva Moskowitz- From Professor to CEO of Success Academy

Eva Moskowitz is the CEO and founder of Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City, New York. Success Academy is one of the highest performing and largest networks of public charter schools in New York. Eva’s professional career began with her education at the University of Pennslyvania and the John Hopkins University where she received her Ph.D. majoring in American History.


Fresh out of college, Eva Moskowitz became a visiting professor of Communications and Mass Culture at the University of Virginia. In 1992, she became an Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University before taking on the same position at the City University of New York from 1994-1995. From 1996-1999 Eva Moskowitz was the Director of Public Affairs as well as a Civics Teacher at Prep for Prep in the Greater NYC area. She then became the Education Committee Chair for the New York City Council from 1999-2005 before founding Success Academy Charter Schools in 2006.


With a commitment to helping inner city students reach their full academic potential Eva Moskowitz has been an outspoken and highly respected leader in education reform throughout New York. Since opening the first Success Academy charter school in Harlem back in 2006 Eva has grown the network to over 41 schools throughout The Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and the greater NYC region.


Success Academy recently received the $250,000 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools Grant which was accepted by Eva during the National School Conference in Washington, D.C. Eva Moskowitz is hoping to take Success Academy to the next level by growing the network to over 100 schools in the coming years. Eva also just announced the launch of the Success Academy Education Institute which is their digital platform. This platform will provide access to Success Academy’s reading curriculum which will be available to educators for free across the nation!


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