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.

Principal, Primary School

Minal Gala
Principal, Primary School

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

Priya Kapoor
Deputy 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

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

Emanuele Pesoli
Whole-School Curriculum Coordinator

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

 

Master of Science in Politics

Teachers

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

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

Sheetal Sameer Vira
Reception Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

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

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

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

Batul Khalil
Batul Khalil
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

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

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

Julie Kanojia
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

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

Ekta Dinesh Solanki
Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

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

Sneha M Darji
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

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

Dharini Zaveri
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

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

Tasnim Fanuswala
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

Krupa Shah
Kindergarten Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

 

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

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

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

Amatullah Motiwala
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

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

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

Ruchi Row
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

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

Ekta Shah
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

Namrata Aggarwal
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Interior Designing, SNDT University Juhu, Mumbai

Tanya Jhaveri
Grade 1 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

Bachelor of Management Studies (Finance), Mumbai University

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

Salomi Majithia
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School 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.

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

Anisha Choudhary
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

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

Sweta Mehta
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

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

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

Mansi Parekh
Grade 2 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

Dhvani Kothari
Grade 2 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

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

Tanaz Kedia
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

 

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

Dimple Desai

Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

 

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

Bilkees Shaikh
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

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

Jyotsna Dondapati
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

Avisha Shah
Grade 3 Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

Bachelor of Science, City University London
Postgraduate Course in Early Years Initial Teacher Training, Warwick University, UK
Master of Science (Developmental Sciences), Birkbeck University, London, UK.

Bijal Choksi
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Rishika Shah
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Management, Mumbai University
Diploma in ECCE, Shikshaa

Parul Mahadevia
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

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

Sreyashi Bhattacharjee
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2021

 

Bachelor of Arts (Education), University of Calcutta
Masters of Arts (Education), West Bengal State 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

Umme Mehr Hazarika
Grade 4 Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

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

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

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

Nazia Rangrej
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

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

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

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

Ashwin Purohit
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

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

Jacinta Rodrigues
Marathi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

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

Pritee Mane
Marathi Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

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

Allan Fernandes
IT Teacher and Afterschool Coordinator

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

Ameya Shildhankar
Ameya Shildhankar
Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

Diploma in Satellite Communication, Mumbai University

Rajkumar Jatashankar Yadav
Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

 

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

Afrin Memon
Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

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

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

Prasiddhi Kishor Ayalwar
Theatre Teacher

Joined BD Somani in 2020

 

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

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

Sakshi Mehta
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

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

Madhu Sharma
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

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

Sourabh Kadam
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Mumbai University

Soundarya Murali
Floater Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

 

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

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
Assistant Manager HR-Admin

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 Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University

Rebecca Hiwale-Sawant
Admin Executive - Operations

Joined BD in October 2019

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University

Sabera Zariwala
Receptionist

Joined BD Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Arts in History, Mumbai University

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