Eva Moskowitz is the CEO of the favored Success Academy Charter Schools, which she founded in 2006. Starting her own school system proved that she is more than just an advocate for education reform. Success Academy Charter Schools is now the largest charter-school network in New York City. This shows that she has what it takes to rise above a struggling education system.
Eva Moskowitz is helping children beat the odds. She believes in the value of educating any child. Whether a child is considered violent, has special needs or is from the worst neighborhood in New York City, she does not shy away. She does not see low income and ethnic background as acceptable excuses for failure.
Eva Moskowitz was raised in a family of educators. She has made it her life’s work to help poor children rise above the poverty they are born into. She believes in strong discipline. Her policies keep students and staff safe, and accountable for bad behavior. Her values have nurtured the success of her charter program.
Success Academy schools are bright, clean and orderly. Students wear a standard uniform, and are given a heavy load of daily homework. All students, even the younger grades, at Success Academy schools can expect math drills, writing assignment and frequent tests.
Eva Moskowitz does not have to defend her expectations. The results of strong rules, a clean safe environment and hard work show in the numbers. The Success Academy network continues to accomplish having some of the highest achieving schools in New York State. Their elementary school program is considered one of the most proficient in New York City. And students of Success Academy schools perform beyond just academics, having competed in national level chess tournaments. There is no doubt that these students are getting a greater education.
In 2017, Success Academy won the Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. This award comes with a $250,000 prize, and is given to a charter network that proves outstanding academic outcomes. This win shows once again that Eva Moskowitz knows the value of educating all children, and that she has the winning formula to make that happen.