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Dr. Soner Tarim

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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Ice cream for sale - after school in front of school!

Ice Cream is now for sale after school in the front of the building. Prices range from 25 cents to 75 cents.

Faculty team-building activity! (In which we play with blocks.)

Today the H.S.A. Dallas faculty commenced the year with its first team-building activity. That is, we played with blocks. The faculty engaged in a rousing game of Pictionary, using colored blocks. Artistry ruled the day, and competition was fierce!


The High School/ Middle School Book Fair is coming!

Students and Faculty, the Book Fair will be held in the High School Library Monday Sept 22nd-Friday Sept 26th. Visit the Book Fair with your classes or during your lunch period.  Also, all family members are welcome after school Monday-Thursday from 3:15pm-4:00pm.  Please click on this link to get more information:


Parents of 9th and 10th graders - informational meetings

To all parents of our 9th and 10th grade students:

We will have informational meetings on the days below.  We will cover planning for graduation, setting graduation goals, and HB 5 (especially Endorsements).

We hope to see here parents of all our 9th and 10th graders!

September 25th, Thursday 3:30 pm-5:00 pm-9th graders' parents

October 2nd, Thursday 3:30 pm-5:00 pm-10th graders' parents

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