Lisa Ratz

    Chemistry I and AP Chemistry




    My name is Lisa Ratz and I am teaching Chemistry I and I am very excited to be teaching AP Chemistry this year as well.  This is my 6th year teaching my favorite subject and I am thrilled to be at Hellgate in the same classroom that I taught in for five years from 1999 - 2004 BK (Before kids) :-)  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Montana Tech and a Master's in Chemistry from the University of Montana.  While I was earning my Master's degree, I received my teaching certification from the U of M and shortly after, I earned my broadfield science endorsement.  

    My husband, Nathan, a mechanical engineer and I met at Montana Tech and have been married for 28 years.  I am the proud mom of two girls, Emily, a Junior at Montana Tech who is studying to become a Nurse and Sarah, a Junior at Hellgate. 

    I was born and raised in Butte and my husband was born and raised in Whitefish - so, Missoula has been a great place for us to settle and make it our home.

     This is going to be a great year -  I am looking forward to the opportunity to get to know all of my students and hopefully peak their curiosity and inspire them. 

    Go Knights!!

    Chemistry 1 Course Overview

    AP Chemistry Course Overview (2023/24)

  • 2023/2024 Schedule

                                     1st Period - Chemistry 1

                                     2nd Period - Prep

                                     3rd Period -  Chemistry 1

                                     4th Period - Chemistry 1

                                     5th Period - Prep

                                     6th Period - AP Chemistry 

                                     7th Period - AP Chemistry