Tell us a little about yourself?
What made you decide to come to B.D. Somani?
What do you hope to accomplish in the short (and long term?)
What changes should students and parents expect?
The Head of School role is a new one at B.D. Somani. I am also new to the school, as is the Secondary School principal. That’s enough change in itself I would think. (laughs). The important thing right now is to maintain continuity. We have to continue the good work of the past and build on that foundation. Any change that comes will flow from changes in personality and experience but must be based on strong, trusting relationships with students and parents. The school has been blessed with a past full of strong, expert and experienced leaders. My challenge will be to shape that past and guide us towards the future.
What should parents know about you?
What should students know about you?
What are your initial observations about the school, faculty and students?
What are your expectations from students, parents?
I think the strength and degree of love in the extended Indian family is a beautiful thing. There is an interlinking of generations that is quintessentially Indian, and you don’t experience anything quite like it anywhere else in the world. Indian families are interested and passionate. I’ve seen this manifest across all aspects of the Indian experience – even in schools where parents and even grandparents take an active interest in their child’s school experience. I expect the school to be treated as part of this extended family and hope we can build on this to create a strong foundation of personal learning and growth, especially in the context of today’s digital world.