Shannon Freshour


“Ohio’s Head Start program was the most important part of my education. Every Ohio child deserves a high quality education.”

Investing in Ohio’s kids always pays off

As the daughter of a hardworking single mom, Shannon learned to count by helping her mom add up her nightly waitress tips. Regularly living paycheck to paycheck, Shannon’s mom worked multiple jobs to make ends meet and focused on education from Shannon’s earliest age.

Thankfully, Ohio did as well. Shannon was one of the first Head Start kids in Ohio and to this day Shannon views it as the single most important part of her education. 

Those early investments in education provided her an opportunity to graduate from college and earn a master’s degree. Shannon continues to fight for the next generation of Ohio’s children. They need the same opportunities to succeed.