Eva Moskowitz
Founder and CEO


  • Charter schools
  • Class size and structure
  • School reform
  • Teacher quality

Eva Moskowitz, a long-time Harlem resident and mother of three, is founder and CEO of the Success Academy Charter Schools, which opens and manages the highest-performing charter schools in New York City. In 2006 Moskowitz launched her first school in Harlem, and in just nine years, her network has grown to 34 schools serving more than 11,000 children in Harlem, the South Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. The Success Academy schools serve a high poverty population, yet they consistently outperform New York’s most affluent school districts. The flagship Harlem school was chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2012 – one of 219 across the country – by the U.S. Department of Education, and in 2015, Success Academy Harlem 3 also received this designation. Moskowitz’s leadership in education reform began with her service as a member of the New York City Council. After completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate in American history at Johns Hopkins University, Moskowitz was a history professor and taught civics at Prep for Prep, a program for gifted minority students.