Eva Moskowitz was born in 1964 and is the CEO and founder of the Success Academy Schools. She worked for the Upper East Side of New York City as a City Councilmember and was active in the Harlem Educational Fair. Eva Sarah Moskowitz wrote Mission Possible with Arin Lavinia in 2012 as a guide to explain how charter schools are run. Ms. Moskowitz received her Ph.D. in history and wrote of Betty Friedan’s work and In Therapy We Trust.
Eva Sarah Moskowitz was raised in the Morningside Heights neighborhood in Manhattan and attended Stuyvesant High School. As reported by New York magazine she discovered numerous students cheating and their actions being covered up by the schools principal. Eva Sarah Moskowitz continued her studies and earned her B.A. with honors in history. Her Ph.D. in American History was earned when she attended Johns Hopkins University, The dissertation she gave in 1991 focused on the way popular culture has cleared the way for personal politics.
Eva Sarah Moskowitz was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia where she taught women’s history, mass culture and communications in 1989 and 1990. She relocated to Vanderbilt University of New York in 1992 and 1993 and was an assistant history professor at City University of New York in 1994 and 1995. Eva Sarah Moskowitz became involved in American studies at Columbia University from 1996 until 1999. She directed the program for children’s literacy and taught civics while working at the Prep for Prep school where she also directed public affairs.
Prior to becoming involved with electoral politics, Eva Sarah Moskowitz applied to begin a charter school located on the Upper East Side of New York. She explained that although you may live on a posh and expensive street your zoning may still place your children in a terrible school. Prior to holding an electoral office she did withdraw her application.
Eva Sarah Moskowitz founded the Success Academy Charter Schools and is the chief executive officer. From 2013 until 2014 her compensation for the school year totaled $567,500.