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
Deputy Principal, Primary

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

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

Shalina Thadani
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

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

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

Sheetal Sameer Vira
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

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

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
Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning, Cambridge Assessment International Education

Dhanashree Vyas
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

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

Julie Kanojia
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

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

Karishma Mehta
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art, Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai
Master of Arts in Product Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Diploma in ECCE, Shikshaa, Mumbai

Urmila Chakraborty
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

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

Falguni Tanna
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

HSC in Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Garodia 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

Anisha Choudhary
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Banking and Insurance, Mumbai University
Master of Management Studies in Operations, DSIMS, Mumbai

Batul Khalil
Batul Khalil
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

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

Krupali Desai
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Certificate course in Early Childhood Care and Education, KA EduAssociates

Rinki Bhagat
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

 

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

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

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

Sweta Mehta
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

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

Yuba Tahir Khan
Kindergarten 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

Neha Padbidri
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts in English, Delhi University. 
Master of Arts in English, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Namrata Aggarwal
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Interior Designing, SNDT University Juhu, Mumbai

Ekta Shah
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education

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

Dhvani Kothari
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Management Studies, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Shikshaa

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

Jacinta Rodrigues
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

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

Jumana Nuruddin Kachwala
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

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

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

Vinamrata Kawediya
Grade 2 Teacher

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

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

Dimple Desai

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

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

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

Elita D'Cunha
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, St Teresa's Institute of Education
Master of Arts in English Literature, Mumbai University

Tanaz Kedia
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

 

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

Mansi Parekh
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Commercial Arts), Mumbai University

Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Mumbai Autonomous Board for Early Childhood Education

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

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

Bijal Choksi
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Priyanka Mondal
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

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

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

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

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

Nehal Dani
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Roopa Iyer
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Mumbai University
Early Childhood Care Education, MRICE, Mumbai

Saniya Shaikh
Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

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

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

Kashmira Sane
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

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

Arifa Khan
Floater Teacher

Joined BD Somani in 2019

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

Ekta Dinesh Solanki
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Bombay Teachers’ Training College

Jyotsna Dondapati
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Life sciences, Mumbai University
Master of Life sciences, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, St. Xavier's Institute of Education

Preeti Wadhwani 
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Mass Media (Advertising), Mumbai University

Tanya Jhaveri
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Management Studies (Finance), Mumbai University

Sneha M Darji
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, SNDT University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Vidhyanidhi Institution

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

Aditya Rajput
Art Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Foundation Diploma in Art, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Arts (Sculpting and Clay Modelling), Sir J.J. School Of Art, Mumbai

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

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

Agnes Gois
Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

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

Umesh Giri
Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Arts, Shobhit University, Meerut
Diploma in Classical Vocal, Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Prayag Raj
Diploma in Light Classical Vocal, Raja Mansingh Tomar University, Gwalior
Diploma in Sound Engineering, Sound Ideaz Academy, Mumbai

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

Heena Sharma
Theatre Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

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

Rohit Kesari
Theatre Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana
Master of Arts (Theatre and Television), Lovely Professional University, Punjab

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

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

Benaifer Khisay
Learning Support Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Mumbai University
Diploma in Pre-School Teachers’ Training, Sophia Polytechnic
Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation), Dilkush Special School

Certificate Course in Learning Disabilities, The Arya Vidya Mandir Institute of Special Education

Staff

Vijay Suresh Bane
Assistant Manager – IT and Administration

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Cisco Certified Network Analyst

Hanumantha R Reddy
Assistant Manager - Transport/Administration

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Diploma in Software Engineering

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

Sabera Zariwala
Receptionist

Joined BD Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Arts in History, Mumbai University

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