Dr. Soner Tarim
Dr. Soner Tarim is a founding member and current superintendent of Harmony Public Schools, high performing K-12 public charter schools located in Texas with a strong focus on science, technologies, engineering, and math (STEM) providing opportunities for underserved communities. He is the driving force in creating STEM academies with an emphasis on college-readiness and the tracking of performance metrics of its high caliber students.
A luminary in the Charter School Community, his leadership philosophy recognizes the need to develop meaningful partnerships, maintain open collaborative lines of communication, and leverage relationships with high-level corporate, business, civic, legislative and international leaders to advance the mission of Harmony and opportunities for its beneficiaries.
Over his 24 year professional career, Dr. Tarim has developed innovative educational programs geared to K-12 schools. He is highly sought after as a consultant and as a speaker in state charter & STEM conferences and has distinguished himself as a results-oriented educator with unrivaled expertise and knowledge in developing and managing innovative charter schools.
Under Dr. Tarim's leadership, Harmony has grown to 36 schools and 20,000 students from throughout the state of Texas, many of which have been recognized as academically competitive schools in the nation. Harmony has received numerous outstanding awards and recognitions including the National Title I Distinguished School Award for closing the achievement gap and a Broad Prize nomination.
Dr. Tarim holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and is a trained biologist and ecologist. In addition to his background in biological sciences, he has taught many courses in the field of biology, ecology, general science, and physical education at the high school, college and graduate school levels. Dr. Tarim has spearheaded scientific symposiums and international science Olympiads including I-SWEEEP (the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering, and Environment Project), the largest science fair event of its kind comprising over 1,000 top-ranked high school students representing 43 states and over 70 nations world-wide presenting and sharing their ideas, experiences, and knowledge to promote maintaining global sustainability. He has also has developed and directed successful after school programs.
Dr. Tarim has published numerous peer reviewed scientific articles, policies, procedures, and guidelines for charter schools in the areas of Admissions, Governance, and Human Resources. He is a certified school board member and school administrator trainer and sits on the Board of Directors of the Region 4 Education Service Center, which is the largest Texas educational service center providing services to 54 school districts representing over 1,000,000 students and more than 83,000 professional educators.
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Harmony Science Academy - Dallas
|STEM Expo--this Saturday 03/07/15 !!!|
The STEM Expo will be this Saturday, 03/07/15. We hope to see everyone there!
|Parents' Breakfast Week-SCHEDULE CHANGE-March 02-05--grades 9-12|
Due to Inclement Weather, we are updating our Parents' Breakfast Week dates. They are: March 02-March 05.
We will have good food, coffee, milk, and juice, and a brief presentation about our school's academic programs. We will be very happy to see you all for breakfast those mornings!
9th Grade Parents: March 02, 2015 (Monday), from 7:45 am to 8:30 am in the library.
10th Grade Parents: March 03, 2015 (Tuesday), from 7:45 am to 8:30 am in the library.
11th Grade Parents: March 04, 2015 (Wednesday), from 7:45 am to 8:30 am in the library.
12th Grade Parents: March 05, 2015 (Thursday), from 7:45 am to 8:30 am in the library.
|CRLP group goes to WhirlyBall in Plano|
This past weekend, some of our CRLP students went to Plano for a fun WhirlyBall event. They were glad to release some steam from their studies.
|SAT Day for Juniors-April 15-permission letters required|
SAT School DAY for Juniors:
On April 15th, 2015, we will administer the official SAT at HSA-Dallas for our current Juniors. The SAT test is optional for the Juniors, and if they want to take the test, they need to turn in their permission slip to their Counselors by February 13, 2015. Permission slips are available at the Counselor's offices. We encourage ALL Juniors to take this test!
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