Eva Moskowitz is the founder and CEO of success Academy. In addition to this, she simultaneously worked with the Harlem Education Fair while running the Great Public Schools PAC. Having earned a PHD in history, she helped write mission impossible with Arin Lavinia.
Her main focus being the privatization of public education, Eva Moskowitz opted to run for New York City Council in hopes of improving ineffective public schools. She built a reputation as the brave advocate for responsibility and higher standards. Eva Moskowitz eventually reached her tipping point and showing a better alternative.
When she founded her initial Success Academy, it was just a kindergarten and first grade affair. It has rapidly grown to be the largest charter group in the city. Covering a significantly large portion from South Bronx to Bedford-Stuyvesant, the institution has approximately 9,500 students in 24 elementary schools, 7 middle schools and a recently opened High school. The institution mostly bares students from the minority who happen to be poor enough to qualify for federally subsidized lunch.
Eva Moskowitz believes that for children to succeed academically, they require effective, strong guidance from teachers along with a sturdy curriculum to help bring out excellence. She adds that students need assurance that the adults around them have high expectations for them and believe they can succeed academically.
Unlike most institutions, at Success Academy losing recess is never a form of punishment. Eva Moskowitz is a big believer in recess. They do recess throughout eighth grade and she is convinced that kids should never go without multiple recesses a day. She adds that the younger the kid the more frequent the recess should be.
Eva Moskowitz also believes that there is a big rate of intellectual underestimation of the young. She adds that in order to have students reach their full potential, we have to stop underestimating their intellect.. Success Academies believes in the graphic presentation of sentences. They consider it helpful for students to know where they made a mistake.