Meet Kecia Buxton – LCC Class of 2018

| March 20, 2018

Kecia Buxton

COSHOCTON – Kecia Buxton, a Coshocton County native, grew up outside Cooperdale and attended River View High School. She was very busy during her high school career, participating in National Honor Society, cross county, and being the “Bear” mascot. As agriculture was an important part of her life, Buxton was also a member of 4-H and FFA. While in FFA, she was an officer and was on two state-winning teams: Agriculture Sales and Urban Soils.  Following graduation, Buxton attended Wilmington College, where she double-majored in agriculture and secondary education with a minor in communications.

When Buxton returned to Coshocton, she initially taught at the Alternative School, but when an agriculture position at River View High School became available, she accepted the challenge. She taught agriculture for seven years at the high school before moving to the junior high school to teach careers and help with history courses. Buxton returned to the high school this year to teach computer courses. During her years in education, Buxton realized she needed to “diversify” to increase her employability. Since graduating from Wilmington College, Buxton has received her master’s in curriculum and instruction – educational technology from Mount Vernon Nazarene and is licensed to teach English language arts as well as computer science.

When she’s not raising her three children or helping on her family’s beef and hay farm, Buxton is involved with her church, Perry Chapel, and also is a member of the Hopewell School PTO.

Buxton participated in Coshocton County Youth Leadership in 1999, and “knowing what all I had done in CCYL, I knew I wanted to participate in LCC.”  She already was aware of things she would be exposed to but has found the networking and resources to be invaluable. “Knowing who does what, and finding people to address the classroom” are just a few of the benefits of participating for Buxton.

Overall, Coshocton is a positive community; people are good about “pitching in and helping” others. Buxton likens Coshocton’s ability to bounce back as the “rubber ball effect: people grouse and complain about lost jobs but there are people who are doing good things- the Kraft expansion and small businesses, for example.”

Buxton states that a “positive mental attitude” will go a long way towards making Coshocton County stronger. “You can’t have a defeatist attitude; you have to have an optimistic attitude.”

Buxton would definitely recommend Leadership Coshocton to others as a way to have “…your eyes opened to aspects you don’t work in- we only see things from the perspective of personal employment and don’t see others’ jobs or fields. It is a great opportunity to step outside your norm.”

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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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