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
Online classes have been a new aspect of our lives and in the current situation of COVID-19, it has really...

Junyi Zhang and Ayaana Shah, Grade 8C

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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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Joining B.D Somani has had a profound impact on my growth as a human being and student...

Chinmay Gupta, Grade 9

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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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Other than academics, being a student at B.D Somani helps unleash our talent through the extracurricular activities that take place...

Saniya Dossa, Grade 10

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We completed our syllabus in an online school, a part of us still wanted to relax on the bus and...

Aadit Shah, Anaya Singhi and Kasha Nia Sachdev, Grade 7

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I have always been a student proud of our school...

Aanshi Choksi, Grade 9

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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...

Malvika Mehta, Grade 7

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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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BD Somani is my second home and the community that we have created turns more into a family....

Khushi Munjani, Grade 11

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BDSIS was home to me for 13 years of my life. Having spent 70% of my life on campus....

Raghav Ruia, Grade 12

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Having been a BD Somani Student for 12 years now, I can confidently say that the School and its environment...

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While the lockdown took away all the classroom activities and trips, to our surprise, we were all well connected through...

Preetha Krishnan and Naisha Sahney, Grade 8B

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With the ups and downs of the current pandemic situation, the school faculty hasn’t failed to keep us thoroughly engaged...

Maana Vora, Grade 9

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This year has been an amalgamation of education and new approaches...

Aditi Chhajed and Thea Jain, Grade 8A

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BD Somani has not only given us a chance to grow as individuals but also encouraged us to create bonds..

Ryka Mehra, Grade 11

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I have been at BD Somani International School for the past 7 years. I believe that the school has seen...

Neel Chaudhari, Grade 12

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My experience at B.D Somani has been an enjoyable and teaching one. The school's strength comes from the genuine concern...

Rony Chaudhari, Grade 12

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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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The excitement of coming into middle school came with the additional challenge of having to adapt to a whole new...

Ananya Dalal and Imaan Virji, Grade 6A

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

Junior Kindergarten Parent

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

A parent who is also a 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....

Grade 3 Teacher

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

Grade 3 Teacher

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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...

Grade 4 Teacher

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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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