Ms. Lauren Wells

Phone: 708-748-8105


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater-Columbia College Chicago Master of Arts in Secondary Education-University of Phoenix Illinois Educator License-Grade 9-12 I.H.S.A. Speech Team Coach Performance in the Round Director Group Interpretation-Assistant Director Spring Play Director

Ms. Lauren Wells


My name is Ms. Lauren Wells and I have been apart of the Southland Family for 5 years.  I began my career here at Southland as a part time Drama director, Speech Coach and Paraprofessional.  I still am very active in those duties but I am proud to be in my third year as a fully certified classroom teacher.  I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater with a focus in Acting from Columbia College Chicago and my Master's of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix.  In addition to coaching our award winning Speech team, I am also a professional actor and director in Chicago and abroad. 

My mission as a teacher is to maximize student potential as it relates to communication and dramatic arts.  I would like them to be their best selves and navigate through the world with creativity and professionalism.  Effective communication is a lost art that must be tended to with diligence in world where technology can hinder face to face relationships.  My desire is for all my students to be effective, confident communicators that inspire the world.

I look forward to a great year of fun, interactive learning and growth!

-Lauren Wells

Speech and Theater Teacher

Speech Coach

Spring Play/Performance in the Round Director