Raissa has been working with District 241 since 2001. In 2000, she graduated St. Cloud University with a degree in Elementary Art Education. In 2009, she graduated St. Mary's University with a degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy. Previously, she worked at Jefferson Elementary and Gerard Academy.
She is involved with coaching sports including Girls Soccer from 2001-2006 and occasionally helping with track and field. She has also judged speech tournaments.
In 2003, Rassia was inducted into the Wall of Inspiration.