Eva Moskowitz has been at the heart of the achievements of the Success Academy she founded in 2006, which has achieved amazing success as the leader of this growing network of charter schools that has now reached 32 campuses across New York. The path to success for the former history professor has not been a simple one as the Success Academy was opened in 2006 and faced difficult times as it became established as a leader in the education reform and charter school systems; the school had a difficult beginning and shows just how dedicated the principal of the Success Academy has been to achieving high levels of achievement for the school as a whole and for the thousands of students the organization has helped over the years.
In the early days of the Harlem School they had a tough and dedicated leader in Eva Moskowitz. She has consistently refused to give up on her dream of helping students from every socioeconomic background. The academic community based programs and initiatives that she introduced in her school have become widespread throughout the 41 schools that Success Academy has today. With every school comes problems, but Success Academy has gotten through every bump in the road, to now being awarded Blue Ribbon Status.
As a major part of the work of the national education reform campaign, Eva Moskowitz has been working as a campaigner for the cause for many years after she began to feel the public school system in New York was being operated purely for the ease of educators and not in the best options open for students. The political role taken up by Eva Moskowitz has become significant for herself and the Success Academy as the charter school network has set itself an ambitious, yet achievable target of working with 100 schools as the New York based public school system.