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Our Primary School Teachers

Our Primary School teachers are compassionate, collaborative, dedicated and passionate about guiding children’s learning endeavours in a meaningful way. Most teachers have training in education from local institutions, but their real training takes place in this international environment. In both Early Years and Primary Years, there are two teachers in every classroom, many specialist teachers, learning support teachers and counsellors.

Primary Principal

Zoë Louise Hauser
Primary Principal

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Education, King Alfred's College, UK
Master of Education, New York University, USA

Minal Gala
Assistant Primary Principal

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in Business Management, Welingkar Institute of Management
Diploma in ECCE, Sophia Polytechnic
Master of Arts in Elementary Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Pallavi Narain
Early Years Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

 

Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology, University of Maryland, USA
Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology, Delhi University

Teachers

Kainaat Kashmiri
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Sheetal Sameer Vira
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, National Academy

Rima Gaglani
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

S.Y.B.A, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education

Kinjal Sheth
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, NMIMS
Diploma in ECCE, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education

Urmila Chakraborty
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Arts, Calcutta University
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Arts, Calcutta University

Saloni Nisarg Bafna
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University

Meghna Chhabria
Meghna Chhabria
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers’ Training College
Diploma in Baking and Pastry, Sophia Polytechnic

Reshma Ansari
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Arts, Kolhapur University
Diploma in Education, Bombay University

Julie Kanojia
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Clara's College of Education

Falguni Tanna
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

HSC in Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Garodia Academy

Dipika Ruparel
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Khar Education Society, Mumbai
Diploma in ECCE and PPTT, Vidyanidhi Education Society, Mumbai

Batul Khalil
Batul Khalil
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

HSC in Arts, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, National Academy

Krupa Shah
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University
Diploma in Event Management, NIEM
Diploma in ECCE, Podar

Shalina Thadani
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Commerce, H.R College
Master of Science in Marketing Management, Aston University, UK

Jumana Nuruddin Kachwala
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Adarsh Teacher Training Institute, Mumbai

Pooja Kotak
Pooja Kotak
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University

Namrata Aggarwal
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Interior Designing, SNDT University Juhu, Mumbai

Ashwathi V Nair
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Nayomi Pithawalla
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Diploma in ECCE, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education
Bachelor of Mass Media, Mumbai University

Bhagyashree Kailash Oza
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Mumbai Montessori Teacher Training Institute

Poonam Jhaveri
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2009

 

Bachelor of Arts, Sophia College
Association Montessori Internationale [AMI] Diploma, Maria Montessori Institute, London

Saloni Jain
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Treehouse

Manisha Jain
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Home Science, Devi Ahilya University, Indore
Diploma in Fashion Designing, JD Institute of Fashion Designing, Mumbai

Rashi Mehta
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Finance, Jai Hind College
Diploma in ECCE, Shikshaa

Yuba Tahir Khan
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Jai Hind College
Master of Commerce, H.R College
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Tasneem Hirani
Tasneem Hirani
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Mass Media, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers’ Training College

Munira T. Majal
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Arts, St. Xavier’s College
Diploma in ECCE, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Swaleha Feroz Merchant
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Diploma in Interior Design, L S Raheja School of Architecture
Diploma in ECE, Tree House
Diploma in ECCE, St Xavier's Institute of Education

Bhargavi Shah
Bhargavi Samir Shah
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts, Bombay University
Diploma in ECCE, Treehouse
Diploma in Storytelling, Kathalaya, University of Sweden and Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh
Diploma in Hotel and Catering Technology, IHM Mumbai

Rinki Bhagat
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, M.R.I.C.E., Mumbai

Pradnya Gaikar
Pradnya Janu Gaikar
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, SNDT University

Meenu Kadian
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Tanaz Unwalla
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Course in ECCE, B. D. Somani

Sidhi Parikh
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Nashik
Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Mumbai University
Master of Art History and Aesthetics, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda

Vidhi Jain
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in Human Resource Management, K.C College of Management Studies
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Bachelor of Commerce, Jai Hind College

Alisha Merchant
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Post Graduate Certificate in International Education, Podar International School

Divya Bambawale
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

English World Literature and French, Pitzer College, Claremont, California
New York Assistant Teacher Certification, New York

Bilkees Shaikh
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Computer Science, Mumbai University
Master of Computer Science, Mumbai University

Anita B. Gupta
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Literature, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, National Academy
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University

Rishika Shah
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Management, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Shikshaa

Bijal Choksi
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Sarah Fernandes
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Business Management Studies, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University

Parul Mahadevia
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Nazia Rangrej
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Gandhi Shikshan Bhuvan, Dr. Surajba College of Education
Master of Education, Mumbai University

Saniya Shaikh
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Master of Biochemistry, St. Xavier’s College

Priyanka Mondal
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Arts, Bombay University
Diploma in Teacher Education, Bombay Teachers’ Training College

Nehal Dani
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Arshi Shoab Shaikh
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Science, University of Mumbai.
Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Neha H Shah
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Banking and Insurance, Mumbai University
Diploma in Primary Education, Association Montessori Internationale

Sana Memon
Sana Anjum Memon
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Nimisha Dutia
Grade 5 Math Specialist

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, N.S.S. College of Education

Swati Saraf
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Arts in International Media and Communication Studies, University of Nottingham, UK

Elizabeth Vallado
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Vidhyanidhi Education Society

Dhanashree Vyas
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Treehouse

Jacinta Rodrigues
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Diploma in Teachers’ Education, Bombay Teachers’ Training College

Sweta Mehta
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
INTESOL, TESOL Course, Hong Kong

Vinamrata Kawediya

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Early Childhood Teacher Training Course, Treehouse
Diploma in Elementary Education, Bombay Teachers’ Training College

Kashmira Sane
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Diploma in Textile Designing, Sophia Polytechnic
Diploma in ECCE, Adarsh Teacher Training Institute, Mumbai

Shubhi Bhagatjee
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Delhi University
Bachelor of Education, GGSIP University
Master of Business Administration, Amity University

Priyadarshani Doshi
Art Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sir JJ Institute of Applied Arts, Bombay University
Masters in Visual Communications, Memphis College of Art, USA

Divya Pamnani
Art Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science, University of Texas, USA
Master of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA

Aditi Torani
French Teacher

Joined BD. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diplôme de Langue Française, Alliance Française de Bombay.
Diplôme de Langue Supérieure,(Partie 1) Alliance Française de Bombay.
Cours de Conversation, Alliance Française de Bombay.

Pooja Parin Shah
French Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Diplome de Langue 2 - Alliance Francaise de Mumbai
Teachers Training - Alliance Francaise de Mumbai
Cours de Conversation - Alliance Francaise de Mumbai
Master of Commerce, Bombay University
Bachelor of Commerce, Jai Hind College

Tejal Shashikant Jadhav
Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Arts, Bombay University
Diploma in Teachers' Training Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Sadhana Banshraj Yadav
Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

Bachelor of Arts, SNDT University
Bachelor of Education, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education
Diploma in Computer Application, Excel Institute

Ameya Shildhankar
Ameya Shildhankar
Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Diploma in Satellite Communication, Mumbai University

Agnes Gois
Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Solo Piano, Trinity Guildhall College of Music, London

Rajkumar Jatashankar Yadav
Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Physical Education, BPCA College

Mizba Shaikh
PE Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Diploma in Teachers’ Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Khyati Sanjeev Mehta
Theatre Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Science, Bombay University
Diploma in Indian Classical Dance, Gandharva University

Heena Sharma
Theatre Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor in Management Studies, Mumbai University
The Drama School, Mumbai

Urmila Salvi
Kathak Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts, Bombay University
Bachelor of Arts in Kathak, Gandharva University

Shruteendra Katagade
Tabla Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Pune University
Master of Arts in Performing Arts (Music), CSJM University Kanpur

Shruti Vibhakar
Shruti Mahesh Vibhakar
Primary School Counselor

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts, K.C.College, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, S.N.D.T University

Jagruti Bhagat
Primary School Counselor

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bombay University
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, SNDT University, Mumbai

Komal Ratanpal
Learning Support Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy and Finance, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Institute of Distance Learning, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Special Education, SNDT Women’s University
Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Kolkata Sanved.

Avisha Joshi
Learning Support Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Special Education, SNDT Women’s University
Bachelor of Laws, Mumbai University

Allan Fernandes
IT Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University

Nidhi Oswal
IT Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Management Studies, Mumbai University

Staff

Sonia Rex Fernandez
Head of Administration/HR

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Education, Bombay University
Diploma in Advertising & Marketing, St. Xavier's Institute of Communication

Vijay Suresh Bane
Assistant Manager – IT and Administration

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Cisco Certified Network Analyst

Anu Vijayan
Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
PGDM, Welingkar Institute of Management

Tanaya Guha Roy
Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Science, Calcutta University
Master of Business Administration in Business Administration and Marketing, West Bengal University of Technology

Mayuri Chowdhary
Mayuri Chowdhary
Admissions Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University

Stacey Fernandes
School Secretary

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Legislative Law, Mumbai University
Diploma in Clinical Research, Bombay College of Pharmacy

Liga Tilta Prabhu
Librarian

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Library and Information Science, University of Latvia

Mahesh L. Mulik
Resources Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Master of Arts, Bombay University
Master of Library Science and Information Science, YCOU University
Diploma in School Management, YCOU University

Hanumantha R Reddy
Assistant Manager - Transport/Administration

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Diploma in Software Engineering