Nancy Loome serves as president of The Parents’ Campaign Research and Education Fund and as co-founder and executive director of The Parents’ Campaign, a Jackson, Mississippi-based network of more than 64,000 Mississippians committed to improving public schools.
Nancy holds a BSBA in Marketing and a M.Ed. in Counseling from Delta State University. For twelve years she directed university career centers, first at Delta State and later at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri. She has been active in civic affairs, including service on the Board of Directors of the Joplin (MO) Metro-Area Chamber of Commerce, and has served as a freelance consultant for business and industry in the area of employee development.
In 2004, as a parent volunteer, Nancy began communicating with other parents around the state about legislation affecting public education. In 2006, she incorporated The Parents’ Campaign, a nonpartisan, grassroots, public education advocacy group that has been credited with numerous legislative victories. The Parents’ Campaign’s work on behalf of public school children includes advocating for adequate funding, promoting high standards and fair accountability, fending off school privatization efforts, and helping to win passage of legislation to improve early childhood education.
Loome has served on the boards of such organizations as the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning, Mississippi Building Blocks, and the Mississippi PTA. She has been widely recognized for her work to improve public education for Mississippi children. Among her numerous awards are Clinton School District and State of Mississippi Parent of the Year Awards, the Rep. Leonard Morris Award for Public Service and Integrity, numerous “friend of education” and advocacy awards, and induction into Delta State University’s Alumni Hall of Fame. Nancy lives in Clinton, Mississippi. She and her husband Jim are proud parents of two daughters, both graduates of the Clinton public schools, and a son who is a student at Clinton High School.