Lori Simpson: Head of School

Lori (McCurry) Simpson is our head of school and founder of Discovery Montessori Academy. She is originally from New York, and has lived in Atlanta since 1981.  Lori earned her Bachelor’s Degree in business management from Georgia State University. While she is fully committed to the families of DMA, Lori also holds the position of president and CEO of Mutt & Jeff Porkskins, a snack food distribution company also located in East Point.  In 2005, after a long and unsuccessful search for a quality Montessori program in the Tri-Cities area, Lori and her late father opened Discovery Montessori. When the school first opened its doors there were six children enrolled, two of which hers. Lori believed in the school and has worked diligently over the past decade to create a caring learning environment, a true community.

Lori has four children of her own—three boys and a girl.  In July, she remarried and is the proud stepmother of three boys, and step-grandmother of one beautiful baby boy. Lori is happiest when relaxing with her family, swimming and working on various projects.