With education being an important issue in today’s society, many people are stepping up to make sure children receive a proper education. One of the pioneers for education is Eva Moskowitz. The New York native’s quest for a good education began early in her childhood. Moskowitz became fed up with the lack of direction from the teachers and how the school functioned in their methods, thus began her quest to improve the education aspect of society.
After graduating from John Hopkins University, Eva Moskowitz began a teaching career by landing a position at the University of Virginia. Her tenure at UVA lasted only a year, it jumpstarted Moskowitz’s long career in education.
Throughout her career, Eva Moskowtiz held teaching positions at acclaimed colleges such as Vanderbilt University, City University of New York, and Columbia University. But it wasn’t until 1999 when Eva Moskowitz’s career took a slight change when she was appointed an education committee chair member for The New York City Council. During her six years on The Council, Eva Moskowitz began her advocacy to improve the city’s schools. One of the main issues she brought up was the lace of experienced teachers in the school system, which was applauded by many of her supporters.
Following her departure from The Council, Eva Moskowitz founded Success Academy Charter Schools. With experienced teachers and exceptional curriculums, the school’s mission is to help provide a high-quality education for students of all ages. Ten years after its creation, Success Academy has opened schools in other locations and enrolled thousands of students seeking to learn more in academics.
Thanks to Eva Moskowitz’s passion, parents and children in the New York area can count on receiving a proper education.