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Eva Moskowitz is the CEO of Success Academy, which she founded along with Joel Greenblatt and John Petry. A long-time Harlem resident and mother of three, Eva is both a passionate educator and a committed political reformer. Her leadership in education reform began with her service as a member of the New York City Council, where she chaired the Council’s Education Committee. Success Academy has been able to mobilize parents of charter school students from all networks to demonstrate their support at public events and become a voice for education reform.
Ms. Moskowitz completed her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in American History at Johns Hopkins University.
Success Academy Charter Schools opened in 2006 to tackle the problem of inadequate and inequitable public education in the largest and most prominent city in the United States, New York City. Founder Eva Moskowitz set out to build world-class schools – engaging, academically rigorous, economically efficient schools – and prove that all kids can excel, across neighborhoods and across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines.
Today, with 22 world-class elementary and middle schools, serving almost 6,700 children from Brooklyn to the Bronx, Moskowitz has proved that theory many times over. Success Academy scholars – primarily high-risk, low-income inner city kids – have achieved tremendous academic success, scoring in the top 1% in math and the top 7% in English Language Arts among all New York State schools.