Eva Sarah Moskowitz was born on March 4th of 1964. She founded the Success Academy Charter Schools and worked as a City Councilmember in New York. She has done work with the Harlem Education Fair and is the leader for the Great Public Schools PAC. Eva Moskowitz and Arin Lavinia co-wrote Mission Possible in 2012 as a guide to show how charter schools are run. Her Ph.D. in history gave her the expertise to write In Therapy We Trust in 2001 and a study of the work of Betty Friedan in 1996. Eva Moskowitz was a City Councilmember in New York from 1999 until 2005 and was the chair for the Educational Committee.
Eva Moskowitz grew up in Manhattan and was a graduate of Columbia University. She earned her B.A. in History with honors and her Ph.D. in American History at John Hopkins University. In 1989 and 1990 Eva Moskowitz was a visiting professor and served Vanderbilt University. She lent her talents to the City University of New York from 1994 until 1995 as an assistant history professor. She was the chair for Columbia University in American studies from 1996 until 1999 and the children’s literacy program’s director for ReadNet. Eva Moskowitz was then a civics teacher at the Prep for Prep school as well as the public affairs director.
Prior to her entrance to electoral politics Eva Moskowitz applied for permission to begin a charter school on the Upper East Side of New York. She felt even if you lived in a high income area your zoning could still send your children to a terrible school. Her application was withdrawn prior to her holding an electoral office. Eva Moskowitz serves the Success Academy Charter Schools as the Chief Executive Officer. In the 2013 through 2014 school year her compensation was $567,500.