Teachers & Staff: Primary

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

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

Minal Gala

Principal, Primary School
Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Commerce, Delhi University
Bachelor of Education, Delhi University
Post Graduation Diploma in Pre-Primary Teaching, Symbiosis, Pune
Pursuing Masters in Advanced Teaching, University of the People

Priya Kapoor

Deputy Principal, Primary School
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

Pallavi Narain

Early Years Coordinator

Early Years

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

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

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
Meghna Chhabria
Reception Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

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

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
Urmila Chakraborty
Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, SNDT University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Vidhyanidhi Institution
Sneha Darji
Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

HSC in Arts, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, National Academy
Batul Khalil
Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Art, Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai
Master of Arts in Product Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Diploma in ECCE, Shikshaa, Mumbai
Karishma Mehta
Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Clara's College of Education
Julie Kanojia
Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Bachelor of Commerce, H.R College
Master of Science in Marketing Management, Aston University, UK
Shalina Thadani
Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

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

Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Arts in History and Hindi Literature
Master of Arts in History
Montessori Diploma (India)
CDEV, USA
Dharini Zaveri

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
Yuba Khan

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
Bhagyashree Oza

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
Neha Padbidri

Kindergarten Teacher

Joined BD Somani in 2020

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, Mumbai University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education Program, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Tasnim Fanuswala

Kindergarten Teacher

Primary Years

Joined B.D. Somani in 2009

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

Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Diploma in Teacher's Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College, HSNC University
Amatullah Motiwala

Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

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

Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

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

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
Manisha Jain

Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Management Studies (Finance), Mumbai University
Tanya Jhaveri

Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Interior Designing, SNDT University Juhu, Mumbai
Namrata Aggarwal

Grade 1 Teacher

Joined BD. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Association Montessori Internationale Diploma (2.5 - 6 years), RTI Montessori
Training Institute, Mumbai Association Montessori Internationale Assistant's Certificate (6-12 years), Maria Montessori Institute, London
Performer's Certificate in Speech and Drama, Trinity College London
Ruchi Row

Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

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

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

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

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

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

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined BD. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Management Studies, Mumbai University
Master of Business Administration in Family Managed Business, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research
Early Childcare Education Program- Bombay Teachers' Training College.
Salomi Majithia

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Commercial Arts), Mumbai University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Mumbai Autonomous Board for Early Childhood Education
Mansi Parekh

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

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

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

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

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined BD. Somani in 2018

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

Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

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

Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

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


Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University Post Graduate Certificate in International Education, Poddar International School
Alisha Merchant

Grade 3 Teacher

Joined BD. Somani in 2015

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

Grade 3 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
Jyotsna Dondapati
Grade 3 Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2022

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Dishma Kothari

Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Rajasthan University
Diploma in Financial Management, NMIMS
Certified Public Accountant, New York State
Bijal Choksi

Grade 4 Teacher

Joined BD. Somani in 2021

Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology, University of Mumbai
Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Institute of Early Childhood Education Teach for India Fellowship
Umme Hazarika

Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

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

Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Management, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Shikshaa
Rishika Shah

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
Anita Gupta​

Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Nehal Dani
Grade 5 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
Nazia Rangrej
Grade 5 Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

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

Grade 5 Teacher

Joined BD. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Arts, Bombay University
Diploma in Teacher Education, Bombay Teachers’ Training College
Priyanka Mondal
Grade 5 Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

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

Grade 5 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Sana Memon
Grade 5 Teacher
Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

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

Grade 5 Teacher

Specialist Teachers

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

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

Grade 5, Math Specialist

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
Priyadarshani Doshi

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
Aditya Rajput

Art 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
Sadhana Yadav

Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Commerce, Sydenham College
Bachelor of Law (LLB), KC Law College
Masters of Commerce, Mumbai University
Ashwin Purohit

Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

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

Marathi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Master of Science in Biochemistry, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Pritee Mane

Marathi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Allan Fernandes

IT Teacher and Afterschool Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Management Studies, Mumbai University
Nidhi Oswal

IT Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

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

Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Diploma in Satellite Communication, Mumbai University
Ameya Shildhankar

Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

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

Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelor in Arts, Mumbai University
Bachelors in Physical Education, Aurangabad University
Diploma in Sports Nutrition and Diploma in Sports Kinesiology
Afrin Memon

Physical Education 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
Rohit Kesari

Theatre Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2020

Bachelor in Performing Arts (Theatre), Savitribai Phule University, Pune
Master of Fine Arts in Theatre, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj University, Nagpur
Prasiddhi Ayalwar

Theatre Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

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

Kathak Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

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

Tabla Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Management Studies (Finance), Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Sakshi Mehta

Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelors of Mass Media, Mumbai University
Post Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching from I Am A Teacher
Madhu Sharma

Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Mumbai University
Sourabh Kadam

Floater Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University
Post-graduate Diploma in Cloud Computing, National College of Ireland
Soundarya Murali

Floater Teacher

Staff

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Cisco Certified Network Analyst
Vijay Bane

Assistant Manager – IT and Administration

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Diploma in Software Engineering
Hanumantha Reddy

Assistant Manager – Transport/Administration

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

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

Assistant Manager HR-Admin

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Mayuri Chowdhary

Admissions Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Rebecca Sawant

Admin Executive – Operations

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Arts in History, Mumbai University
Sabera Zariwala

School Secretary

Joined B.D. Somani in 2022

Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy, Ramnarain Ruia College
Masters in Library and Information Science, Mumbai University
Divya Jambhale

Primary School Librarian

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
Mahesh Mulik

Resources Coordinator

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