Alisha Ragainis works at the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI), located in Janesville, WI, as the Outreach Consultant for School-Age Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired and Certified Low Vision Therapist.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in teaching students with visual impairments from Western Michigan University, Alisha began her career as an Itinerant Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired in 1998 in Minnesota. Alisha moved to Wisconsin in 2000, where she enjoyed teaching students in the CESA 2 area for 11 years. In 2011, Alisha began working at WCBVI as an Outreach Consultant and received her Master’s Degree in Low Vision Rehabilitation from Salus University in Pennsylvania in 2013.
Alisha coordinates Low Vision and Refraction Clinics for students around the state. With a colleague, she developed and coordinates the Instructional Coaching Program for new teachers of the blind and visually impaired and orientation and mobility instructors in Wisconsin. She also organizes the Vision PST Meetings for vision professionals in the fall and in the spring each year.
Alisha lives with her husband, three children, and 2 Doodles in Stoughton, Wisconsin. She enjoys practicing yoga, and spending time with her family outdoors cycling and hiking.