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Eva Moskowitz: Putting Education First

As we all know, education is a fundamental part of our lives and the lives of our children. Eva Moskowitz couldn’t agree with this sentiment more. Ever since she was a young girl, Eva Moskowitz focused heavily on the importance of a good education and doing well in school. Flash forward to her current adult life and she is now a very successful individual in the world of education.


Born in New York City, Eva Moskowitz attended Stuyvesant High School, where she graduated from. After high school, she attended the University of Pennsylvania. She studied writing and received a B.A. with honors in history. She further continued her education at Johns Hopkins University, where she received a Ph.D. in American history.


With a strong and dedicated educational background, Eva Moskowitz became a teacher herself. Using her history knowledge, she taught women’s history at the University of Virginia. She was an assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt University. Eva Moskowitz also taught at the City University of New York (which is also known as the College of Staten Island.) Utilizing her American history background, she chaired the faculty seminar in American studies during her time at Columbia University.


Today, she is known for being a founder and chief executive officer of Success Academy Charter Schools in New York. Originally known as the Harlem Success Academy, Success Academy Charter Schools have been portrayed in the media, specifically in movies such as The Lottery and Waiting for “Superman.”


Eva first opened the Harlem Success Academy in 2006. Additionally, she opened up more schools in Harlem and then gradually opened up schools in other parts of New York City. It’s truly a wonderful thing to be able to pursue something you are passionate about and Eva has been able to do that successfully for education.