Dr. Colleen Boyett

Principal, Secondary School

Dr. Colleen Boyett brings a rich background to her new position as Secondary Principal at B.D. Somani. Initially, she began her career as an Arabic linguist in the U.S. Army after graduating from the rigorous Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. Upon transitioning to civilian life, she began teaching history in one of the top IB diploma programs in the United States. Seven years later she was invited to assume the leadership of that program as the Diploma Coordinator.

As an educator, Dr. Boyett was among the first teachers in her field to achieve National Board Certification (NBCT), and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship which enabled her to conduct research into bedouin schools in the Negev, and Palestinian refugee schools operated by UNRWA in Jordan. She holds a BA, MA, and Ph.D. in history, with the latter degree granted by Florida State University, where she taught for three years.

She comes to B.D. Somani after serving for four years as an administrator in an international boarding school on the South Korean island of Jeju. In her leisure time, Dr. Boyett enjoys reading travel essays, scuba diving, and listening to Dvořák.

Studentspeak
Since coming to B.D. Somani, I have had the opportunity to involve myself in so many experiences that I never...

Kashvi Ganesh, Grade 7

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B.D. Somani embraces change instead of rejecting it. It teaches someone that being different is all right, in fact being...

Reeyan Udani, Grade 7

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My personality is evolving, and my experiences in middle school allow me to find new interests and discover new things....

Sanya Shah, Grade 7

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I think B.D. Somani really stands out because of how everyone is always having fun in everything we do. B.D....

Sara Suchanti, Grade 8

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B.D. Somani stands out as a school because the teachers let you evolve as an individual. Teachers constantly motivate you...

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B.D. Somani is a place where the students are challenged and thus encouraged to be engaged in all they do....

Grade 4 & Grade 6 Parent

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B.D. Somani School takes a holistic approach to learning. I have seen my child evolve into a confident, determined young...

Grade 8 Parent

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We have been part of the B.D. Somani family for six years now, with our two children attending school from...

Grade 1 and Grade 4 Parent

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Both my children look forward to school every single day. This single fact speaks volumes to me. Over the years,...

Grade 1 Parent

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The school's core values match our values, and we truly appreciate the programs, the focus on teaching individual soft skills...

Grade 2 Parent

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B.D. Somani has brought out the best in my children. I love this school because it emphasises overall development and...

Reception & Kindergarten Parent

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A little more than a year ago to the day, my daughter made the heavy-footed journey from being a sheltered...

Grade 7 Parent

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My son has been going to B.D. Somani only for a year; he joined in Reception. We can't have asked...

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As parents, we have truly enjoyed the inclusive engagement with the school as 'partners in learning' with everything from the...

Grade 3 and 8 Parent

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We are thankful that school's priority is to strengthen the skill sets in children, make them believe in their capabilities...

Grade 4 Parent

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I decided on B.D. Somani for my child because of the dedication of the teachers towards the students and also...

Grade 5 Parent

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My boys have been in B.D. Somani since Junior Kindergarten. They are in Grades 6 and 4 now. It has...

Grade 4 & Grade 6 Parent

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At B.D. Somani, every child’s individuality is recognised and respected. Using a progressive 21st-century curriculum, they work hard to equip...

Grade 4 Parent

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I have been at B.D. Somani for less than a month but it feels like I’ve been working here forever....

Grade 5 Assistant Teacher

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It is like my career life has been divided into two parts - before B.D. Somani and after B.D. Somani....

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From the teachers to assistants, to the students, there is a sense of family that is perfect for nurturing academic...

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B.D. Somani is the most exciting place to be as each day the children and teachers embark on a new...

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At B.D. Somani, we laugh together, we learn together but most importantly we GROW together. Lots of fun, lots of...

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