Nadyja von Ebers attended DePaul University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, a Master of Arts in English Literature, and teaching certificate in Secondary English.
Prior to teaching at The Academy, she taught literature, composition, and creative writing at the middle school, high school, and college levels. She teaches an array of classes at all grade levels and believes in education scholar Mike Rose's philosophy that "students will float to the mark you set," and thus challenges her students to become their best scholar and artist selves. Von Ebers is a native Chicagoan who is committed to utilizing the city to develop artistically and intellectually and her interests include feminism, linguistics, contemporary poetry, the ocean, and popular culture.
Literature and Composition