B.D. Somani International School announces the appointment of a new Secondary School Principal

Mumbai – B.D. Somani International School in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai announced the appointment of Dr Colleen Boyett to the position of Secondary School Principal, effective July 1, 2019. Dr Boyett takes over from Mr Don Gardner who will retire in June after serving with distinction since he founded our IB Diploma program in 2006.

Dr Boyett was the unanimous choice of our extensive global search for the right candidate. Dr Boyett is an experienced and successful administrator who has been an educator for the last 23 years. She possesses international experiences in the U.S. and South Korea and has a PhD in History.

“We are delighted to have found in Dr Boyett an exceptional candidate, someone who will stay true to our mission and will help take the Secondary school to the next level,” said Ms Aradhana Somani, Founder and Director of the school.

Dr Boyett comes to B.D. Somani with many years of experience working with students as a teacher and administrator in rigorous academic and gifted programs in both the US (Florida) and South Korea. She has worked as a professional historian and has contributed to several textbooks and peer-reviewed publications. She derives purpose and meaning from working with young people, helping them to identify their passions and academic interests.

She will work closely with our Primary Principal, Ms Zoë Hauser, and Head of School, Dr Geoffrey Fisher to ensure that B. D. Somani will be one school from Reception to Grade 12.

“My experience has taught me that students learn best in an environment where there exists a strong partnership between home and school,” said Dr Boyett. “As I am gaining my footing, I hope that you will reach out and share your experiences and insights with me, working together as stakeholders in this wonderful venture as we continue to forge our school identity.”

About B.D. Somani School

B.D. Somani was founded in 2006, starting with a two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. In 2008, an IGCSE Program and primary school were started. It was founded by Aradhana Somani, an educationist whose other successful projects include G.D. Somani Memorial School, Mira Conscious Education Pre-school, and B.D. Somani Institute of Arts and Fashion Technology.

B.D. Somani follows a progressive approach to learning and a blend of internationally recognised frameworks that foster inquiry and investigation. The school curriculum is designed to nurture global citizens of the 21st century, mindful of their role in their communities and the world, and keen to actively contribute to both.