McMorrow is proud to be from Coshocton

| April 12, 2019

Elizabeth “Liz” McMorrow was born and raised in Coshocton County and now teaches at Coshocton Elementary School. Her family includes husband Zach and children Asher, Olivia and Lillian. Contributed | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Elizabeth “Liz” McMorrow always knew she wanted to settle down in Coshocton.

“I like the small town and love being close to my family,” she said.

McMorrow was born and raised in Coshocton, outside of Roscoe, in a home built by her father.

“I grew up taking hikes and loving the outdoors,” she said “My parents Dave and Jacque Wagner own a small business in town and taught my sister Erin and I much about work ethic and commitment.”

While growing up in Coshocton, McMorrow participated in various sports, her church youth group and was active in 4-H, taking goat and hog projects and participating in the public speaking program. She also was the junior fair queen her senior year of high school and the 2003 Coshocton Canal Festival Queen.

After high school, McMorrow went to Ohio University – Zanesville, where she earned her bachelor’s in early childhood education with a reading endorsement.  She also has a master’s from Muskingum University in the area of education with a fourth and fifth grade endorsement.

“I have wanted to become a teacher since third grade when I had one of the greatest teachers, Mrs. Valda Dawson at Conesville Elementary,” McMorrow said. “Mrs. Dawson was very caring and compassionate. She had a way of setting high expectations but giving school a fun learning environment.”

McMorrow now works for Coshocton City Schools. She spent the last eight years teaching kindergarten and is currently in her first year as a title one reading teacher. McMorrow also is the volunteer children’s director at the Coshocton Christian Tabernacle where she organizes the children’s activities including Sunday morning programs and the midweek program called Kidstuf.

“Children are my passion,” she said. “Their zest for life and innocence make working with them so fun. At church, I love being able to instill the most important values children will need in life, knowing God loves them and how to live a life with Him.”

Liz is married to Zach McMorrow, who also was born and raised in Coshocton. They have three children, Lillian, Olivia and Asher and live outside of Roscoe in a home built by Liz’s dad and Zach.

“Coshocton is my hometown and there are many things I love about this town,” Liz said. “The one thing I think that sticks out most is the sense of community. The way this town can rally around and support someone or a cause is astounding. This community is extremely giving and compassionate. We are proud to be part of such a community.”

Editor’s note: The Beacon is working with the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce to highlight young professionals in the community.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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