Ms. Ratliff holds a B.S. in physics from JMU and a Ph. D. in phyics from UVA. She did research for the federal government for 10 years at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. Her research interests include atomic and molecular spectroscopy, optics, and surface physics.
She taught at Heritage High School in Loudoun for 5 years and has been teaching at Tuscarora since 2011.