• Lisa Ratz

    Chemistry I and Earth Science




    My name is Lisa Ratz and I am teaching Chemistry and Earth Science for the fourth year in a row after taking time off to raise my girls.   I am thrilled to be back at Hellgate in the same classroom that I taught in for five years from 1999 - 2004.  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 as well.

    I also have my broad science endorsement.  

    My husband, a mechanical engineer and I met at Montana Tech and have been married for 26 years.  I am the proud mom of two girls, Emily, 18 a Freshman at Montana Tech who is planning to study Nursing and Sarah, 14, a 9th grader 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.

     I am so excited to be back teaching chemistry and earth science again and I am looking forward to the opportunity to get to know all of my students this year. 

    Go Knights!!


  • 2021/2022 Schedule

                                     1st Period - Prep

                                     2nd Period - Chemistry 1

                                     3rd Period - Chemistry 1

                                     4th Period - Earth Science

                                     5th Period - Earth Science

                                     6th Period - Prep

                                     7th Period - Chemistry 1