Teachers & Staff

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Certificate in Modern Standard Arabic, Defense Language Institute
Bachelors and Masters of Arts in History, University of West, Florida
PhD in History, State University, Florida

Dr. Colleen Boyett

Principal, Secondary School
Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Master of Education in School Leadership, Harvard University
Master of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Navroz Billimoria

Deputy Principal, Secondary School

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

Master of Science in Politics

Emanuele Pesoli

Whole-School Curriculum Coordinator

Program Coordinators

Joined B.D. Somani in 2020

Doctorate of Philosophy, Devi Ahilya University
Master of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), Mumbai University
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance), Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, MP Bhoj University
Certificate in School Management and Leadership, Harvard School of Education
Dr. Rupesh Solgaonkar

Economics Teacher and IB Diploma Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Education, Loreto College, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Master of Arts in History, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Shalini Sharma

History Teacher and IGCSE Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Science, Pune University
Masters in Entomology, Pune University
Prajakta Salgarkar

Sciences/ Biology and Middle School Program Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Master of Arts in Hindi, Kolhapur University, Maharashtra
Bachelor of Education, Mahatma Gandhi University
Animesh Singh

Hindi and Event Coordinator

Secondary Years

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Drama)
PG Diploma in Child Psychology and School Management, Pune University
Aishwarya Kulkarni

Theatre Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Math, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Science in Mathematics, Alagappa University
Master of Education, Mumbai University
Akshaya Sawant

Math Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Montessori, Association de Montessori, Netherlands
Alpa Parikh

English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelors of Laws (LLB), Rani Durgavati University
Bachelor of Arts in Hindi Literature, Rani Durgavati University
Bachelor of Education, Raipur University
Master of Arts in Hindi Literature, Pandit Ravi Shankar University
Alpana Bajpai

Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani in 2021

Superior Diploma (Spanish)
Masters in Business Administration, SMU
Bachelor in Education, MDU
Bachelor of Arts in History (Hons), LSR
Ananta Prasad

Spanish Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, University College Dublin
Post Graduate Diploma in Education, University College Dublin
Post Graduate Diploma in Anglo Irish Literature, Trinity College Dublin
Andrew Callaghan

Head of Department for TOK

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Anjali Dudhat

IT and Computer Science Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Science, Ranchi University
Bachelor of Education, Pune University
Master of Science (Zoology), Magadh University
PhD, Magadh University
Dr. Anjana Prasad

Biology and ESS Teacher and Head of CAS

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Sciences, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences
Dr. Anushree Mekal

Biology Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

DEUG Lettres et Civilisations Etrangères, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle- France
Licence Lettres et Civilisations Etrangères, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle- France
PGCE Secondary Education- French and Spanish, Strathclyde University- Glasgow- Scotland-UK
Brigitte Gnanou

French and Spanish Teacher and Group 2, Head of Department 

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mumbai University
Carl Rozario

Physics Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

Mechanical engineering from University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC), USA
Dwayne DSouza

Physics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Grade 7 (Theory), Trinity College of London
Grade 8 (Rock and Pop), Trinity College of London
Diploma in VFX, IGNOU
Elvis Lal

Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Science, Bombay University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Mumbai University
Everisto Machado

Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Accounts, St. Xaviers Institute of Education, Mumbai, India
Bachelor of Commerce in Mathematics, Economics and Accounts, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce in Economics and Accounts, Mumbai University
Fatema Electricwala

Math Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Commerce, Mithibai College
PG International Business, Sheridan College, Toronto, Canada
Dalf C1 (French), Ministry Of Education, France
Du Fle, University Of Mans, France
Fatema Sabuvala

French Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Arts, SNDT University, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education in Hindi and History, Chembur Sarvankash Shikshan Shastra Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai University
Master of Arts, Hindi, SNDT University, Mumbai
Gunjan Tiwari

Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani in 2020

Master of Science in Botany, University of Mumbai
Hiteshri Sagvekar

Science and Marathi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2020

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education in Science and Maths, Mumbai University
Ishwar Mehra

Math Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani in 2020

Bachelor of Education in Commerce and Economics
Masters of Commerce in Finance
Marsters in Economics
Master of Arts in Commerce and Economics, Mumbai University and SNDT University
Jyoti Dhakan

Economics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Arts in History, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Medieval Indian History, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Kaizeen Jehangir

History Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Hindi, Mumbai University
Master of Education, Mumbai University
Kamlesh Singh

Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2020

Bachelor of Arts with Major in Psychology, Mumbai University
Khushboo Shroff

Middle School Theatre Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Master of Science in Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Kousiki Sridharan

Math Teacher and Group 5, Head of Department 

Joined B.D.Somani in 2020

Master of Arts in Economics
Maheshdan Barhat

Economics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai
Dalf C1 (CIEP) (Alliance Francaise De Bombay), Ministry Of Education, France
Manasvini Sridharan

French Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani International School in 2021

Bachelors in Commerce, Mumbai University
B.Ed (Mathematics & Economics), SNDT University
Masters in Commerce, Mumbai University
Mansi Shah

Social Studies Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

Bachelor of Science, Bhavnagar University
Master of Science, Bhavnagar University
PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, Bhavnagar University
Dr. Meghna P. Dixit

Chemistry Teacher and Group 4, Head of Department

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Masters in Didactics of Spanish as a Foreign Language, University of La Rioja (Spain)
MAEC-AECID Lectureship Program, University of Mumbai & Spanish Agency for International Cooperation
Miriam Salas

Spanish Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2020

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Telecommunications,V.J.T.I
Milan Chhadwa

Math Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Amravati University
Mohsin Allabux

Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Jalna University
Monish Panchal

Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Arts, Calcutta University
Certificate Course in Unix, C, C++, Informatics Computer Systems (ICS), Kolkata
Certificate Course in Networking, Micropro Computer Services, Kolkata
Certificate Course in Blue-J (Java), Brainware Computer Academy, Kolkata
Intel Teach To The Future Certificate Course, Intel Education Programs, India
Namrata Roy

IT and Computer Science Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Master of Arts in Education Management, King’s College London, University of London
Bachelor of Education in English and History, Bombay Teachers’ Training College, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Arts in History, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University
Natasha Banaji

English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Master of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Foundation Diploma, Maharashtra Board Post Graduation Diploma In Art Education, Mumbai University
Post Graduation Diploma in Museology and Conservation, Mumbai University
Neha Pandit

Visual Art Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Arts, Wilson College, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai
Masters in English Literature, Mumbai University , Mumbai
Nikita Lobo

Humanities Teacher

Joined at B.D. Somani in 2021

Post Graduate Diploma in School Counselling and Guidance, SNDT University
M.Lib, Indira Gandhi National Open University
B.Lib, SHPT School of Library Science, SNDT University
Bachelors of Commerce, Mumbai University
Nita Mukadam
Information Literacy Teacher and High School Librarian
Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, First class, Mumbai University
Diplome Superieur in French (Literature) DALF C1 in French, Ministry of France
Nipa R Patel

French Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Education, IGNOU
Bachelor of Science, Ajmer University
Master of Science, Allahabad University
PhD in Chemistry, Allahabad University
Dr. Pallavi Srivastava

Chemistry Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Master of Arts in English, Pepperdine University, Malibu
Paul Dyer

English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Education, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Economics, Shivaji University
Pooja Asrani

Economics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education in Mathematics and Economics, Mumbai University
Diploma in Investment and Market Studies, Mumbai University
Diploma in Computer Science, Datapro
Poonam Datta

Math Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, University of Mumbai
Master of Science in Biotechnology, G.N. Khalsa College, Mumbai
Prerna Gupta

Biology Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani in 2021
Currently pursuing Ph.D. in History, Mumbai University
Masters in History, Mumbai University
Prachi Savla

Social Studies Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Commerce, Osmania University
Government Commercial Diploma, Department of Education
Diploma in Computer Management, National Computing Center (NCC- UK)
PG Diploma in Computer Science, National Computing Centre (UK)
Oracle Certification, Syspro Softwares Internationals
Rasik Andaria

Computer Science Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2009

Bachelor of Education, Commerce and Economics, Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Commmerce, HR College, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Diploma in Computer Graphics, Compufield
Diploma in Computer Systems and Management, Aptech Institute
Reshma Israni

Business Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani in 2021

Masters in English, Mumbai University
Masters in Education, Mumbai University
Reshma Samnani

English Language and Literature Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani in 2020

Master of Science in Sustainable Design, Carnegie Mellon University
Ruchie Kothari

Innovation and Design Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Arts in English Philology, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Master of Secondary Education Pedagogy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Certificate, Universidad de Zaragoza & Instituto Cervantes de Madrid
MAEC - AECID Lectureship Programme, Spanish Agency of International Cooperation & Open University, Vietnam
Montessori International Certificate, R.T.I. Mumbai, India
Sara González Gaspar

Spanish Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Bachelor of Education, Shivaji University
Bachelor of Science, Shivaji University
Master of Science in Zoology, Pune University
Satyajit Salgarkar

Biology, ESS and TOK Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Madras University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University ECCE, Massachusetts, USA
Post Graduate Diploma in Management of Education, Mumbai University
Savithri Ganesan

Maths Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Arts in English, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in English, Mumbai University
Master of Philosophy in English Literature, SNDT Women's University
Shilpa Uparkar

English Teacher and Group 1, Head of Department 

Joined B.D.Somani in 2021

Bachelor's in Physics, Mumbai University
B.Ed (Mathematics and Science), Mumbai University
Shabnam Khan

Maths Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Pillai's College of Engineering
Bachelor of Education, Prof. D.Y Patil School of Education
Siddharth Patel

Math and Physics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master Of Science in Chemistry, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Law (LLB), Mumbai University
Siddhesh Parab

Chemistry and ESS Teacher

Joined B.D.Somani in 2021

Bachelor in Physical Education, Mumbai University
Supriya Mohite

Physical Education Teacher 

Joined B.D.Somani in 2021 Bachelors in Arts (Psychology), Mumbai University
Masters in Clinical Psychology
Suraj Shah

Psychology Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Symbiosis University
Master of Commerce in HR and Business Administration, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounts, Economics and Business Management, Mumbai University
Early Child Care Educator with Special needs from Sagar Institute Mumbai
Tina Jain

Business Management

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Geography, Mumbai University
Master of Arts, Geography, Mumbai University
Certificate in Maharashtra State Eligibility Test (MH-SET) for Assistant Professor in Geography
Vishwesh Shinde

Geography Teacher and Group 3, Head of Department 

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Nirmala Niketan College Mumbai- Commercial Art
Bachelors of Arts, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations, Madurai Kamraj University
Zeba Khan

Visual Arts Teacher and Group 6, Head of Department

Staff

Joined B.D.Somani in 2021

Masters in Library and Information Science
Reina D'Souza
Middle School Librarian
Joined B.D. Somani in 2022

Masters of Business Administration in Marketing
Bachelors of Science in Botany
Shweta Joshi

Admission Manager

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management
Dipika Pardeshi

Assistant Administrative Head

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce
Maheshwari Garasangi

Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Master of Business Administration in Finance, Institute of Technology Management, Mumbai
Bachelor of Commerce, R.A. Podar College
MS-CIT
Tally ERP 9
Priyanka Kadam

Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2019

Bachelor of Commerce
Cynthia Fernandes
Administrative Assistant
Joined B.D. Somani in 2017
Sunny Pawar

Administrative Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2020

BTech in Computer Science
Master of Business Administration in IT
Diploma in Computer Engineering
CISCO Certification
Jitender Kumar
IT Head
Joined B.D.Somani in 2021

Bachelor of Science (Physics), CCNA, MHCET
Abhishek Dalvi

IT Assistant Manager

Joined B.D.Somani in 2017

Masters of Science in Chemistry Analytical
Sachin Ghangale
Lab Assistant
Joined B.D. Somani in 2022

ITI Electrician
Rohit Jadhav

Lab Assistant

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