Eva Moskowitz is the founder and CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools. She is also a former City Councilmember for the Upper East Side in New York City. As the CEO and founder of Success Academy Charter Schools, many people might wonder what her past was like and how it shaped her to become the educator she is today.
It cannot be denied that her true passion lies in education. It almost seems that throughout her life, the importance of education has been a common theme for Eva Moskowitz. In her early years, she grew up in the Columbia University neighborhood of Morningside Heights, Manhattan. It was here where at the age of seventeen she graduated from Stuyvesant High School.
After she attended Stuyvesant High School, Eva Moskowitz went to the University of Pennsylvania. It was here that she studied writing and history. Attending this school helped her to prioritize writing at the Success Academy Charter Schools. Eva Moskowitz also went to John Hopkins University where she received a Ph.D in American History.
Eva Moskowitz is more than just a CEO; she’s also a published author. With a combination of her writing and history talents, she wrote the book “In Therapy We Trust.” She also taught women’s history at the University of Virginia.
Today, Eva Moskowitz is known best for Success Academy Charter Schools. Originally known as the Harlem Success Academy, it is as a charter school operator of 34 public charter schools located in New York City. The teaching methods at these schools include discipline, social pressure, positive reinforcement, and suspension. Parents are notified if a student shows that he or she is having problems or is disruptive. There is also a remedial program called effort academy.
Eva Moskowitz has cherished and cared deeply about education for a majority of her life. Now that she is the CEO of Success Academy Charter Schools, she can pursue her passion on a deeper level.