Hello, parents and students! My name is Ryan Wehr and I’m a special education teacher at Brandywine Heights High School. Welcome to my web site! The 2019-2020 school year is my tenth year in the special education department at BHHS. I spend a large portion of my day supporting students individually and in small groups in co-taught classes to assist them in achieving success in their studies. Additionally, I am highly-qualified in both secondary mathematics and secondary English and have taught Math 11, Math 12, Pre-algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Read 180, English 11, and English 12 during my time at Brandywine Heights. This year, I am co-teaching multiple sections of English 11, English 9, Algebra II, and Geometry. I am also overseeing an online class in Digital Citizenship through our Virtual Academy platform.
I am a 2003 graduate of Parkland High School. I went on to achieve my Bachelor’s Degree in journalism from Penn State University. I continued my education at Lehigh University in Bethlehem where I received my Master’s Degree in Special Education. While at Lehigh, I worked as a Research Intern at Community Choices, a community-based work program for adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. I also spent a year as a Teacher Associate at Lehigh’s Centennial School, which serves special education students with emotional disturbance and/or Autism.
Sports are a huge part of how I spend my time outside of school. This year is my seventh season as the head varsity coach of the Brandywine Heights boys’ basketball team. I previously coached high school basketball for 6 seasons at both Parkland High School and Emmaus High School. I previously served as the co-head coach of the BHHS varsity golf team for 3 seasons as well. I am also a fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, an avid Penn State football fan, and enjoy rooting on both the Nittany Lions and North Carolina Tar Heels during the college basketball season.