Math and Science Chair
Hello! My name is Joan O'Brien, I am the mother of a 29 year old son and a teacher of Wells HS since 1986. I teach mathematics. I have taught all 4 years of math in my tenure; Algebra I and II, Geometry and Pre Calculus.
I consider Wells HS my home. This is my 31st year! I am very happy to be here and hope to teach many more years. The neighborhood has changed so much in the last 20 years. However, I am thrilled every year when I meet the child of one of my former students. It's great to see so many of my former students flourishing in their lives. I have had the privilege to meet many of my former students outside of Wells. I have met students working as police officers, teachers, nurses, airport employees, and other professionals. I am proud to have been their math teacher!
I attended Illinois State University; BA in Education, Northeastern Illinois University for MA in Mathematics Education and Concordia College for my Type 75; Principal's Certificate.
I look forward to seeing many more students in my classroom. I hope that they enjoy their time at Wells HS.