Deepa Simlot

Owner and Director

Deepa is a Montessori Certified Teacher for 3-6 year olds.  She has 3 children, all of whom are Primary Montessori graduates.  While volunteering in her children’s classes she discovered the beauty and power of Montessori philosophy and materials, and decided to make it her career.  She worked in the telecommunications industry as a computer engineer for 15 years before discovering that she would rather be around children than computers.

Lisa Turner

Assistant Director

Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, with a major in Sociology and a minor in Education.  As a parent of two students who attended Montessori of Chantilly, Lisa was an active member of the Parent Guild for four years and served on the Board as both Secretary and Treasurer.  Lisa has 11 years of business management experience, and  received her Professional Certification  in Human Resources (PHR).  She has been a parent at the school since 2006 and employed since 2010.

Chris Hughes

Office Administrator

Ms. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Longwood College.   She ran a successful child care business in her home for over 20 years.  Ms. Chris later served as an Aftercare Teacher at a gymnastics studio. She also gained valuable administrative experience as the Office Manager at a local dance studio.  She has been with MCDB since 2017.