MEET THE MCESC - ABBY NASKA, ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST

Abby Naska

What do musical artists Hall & Oates, Alice in Chains and Snoop Dogg have in common?  Seemingly nothing, except if you’re Abby Naska.  This diverse array of music makes up her playlist and Abby digs them all.  Her musical tastes run the spectrum. Most likely all three and then some ride along with her on her daily drives serving eleven school districts on behalf of the MCESC.

Abby is one of our Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists.  Based at the Regional Center, the Ohio State University graduate is always on the go.

“I work with students of all ages with vision impairments, teaching them to understand how to get around in their schools and communities,” Abby said. “This includes white cane skills, street crossings, use of public transportation, and more.”

Abby brings dedication and professionalism to her craft.  Plus, a playlist that’s never dull.  We love it!

Years at the MCESC:  Starting my 4th year

Years in education:  Starting my 4th. Prior to this I worked 12 years in vocational rehabilitation.

High school attended:  Marysville High School

College attended/degrees:

Ohio State University B.A; COMS certification

Hobbies/Interests outside of work:  I love home improvement projects and making my house nice, being outdoors with my family, exploring metro parks, drinking coffee.

Do you have any special skills/aptitudes?  Definitely not.... I do try to plan fun and creative lessons for my students though! Sometimes this works out and sometimes it doesn't. :)

What do you like most about the MCESC?  Everything! The people, the students we serve. It's an amazing place to be.

Favorite person at work:  Vision Department people!!

Philosophy I live by: It's not really a philosophy, but I do try to be thankful every day.

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump, all Woody Allen movies

Favorite food:  Pizza!

Least favorite thing to do:   Unloading the dishwasher!





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