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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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A very Happy Thanksgiving Day and break to all our Family

We are so thankful for our students, teachers, and parents! We wish everyone a good day of giving thanks this Thursday, we wish everyone a very restful break, and we will see everyone back on Monday, December 1st.

Thanksgiving Break: November 24-November 28.

Congratulations to our Math Olympiad team-Regional contest winners!

Congratulations to our two H.S.A. Dallas Math Olympiad teams! Both took FIRST PLACE Regional at the competition held November 19, 2014 at Advantage Academy of Grand Prairie (Texas Charter School Academic & Athletic League Math Olympiad 2014 - 2015)! They will both progress to the Statewide competitions in January!!

Juniors' trip to Southern Methodist University (SMU)

Every year, we take our Juniors and Seniors to different universities. We tour the campuses so we can help motivate our students about attending universities. Last week, many of our Juniors took a campus tour of SMU. They learned about the college interview process, also.

Junior Achievement program-Juniors at High School teaching reading at Elementary School

Some of our Juniors are participating at the Elementary School campus, helping to teach reading to some 1st-4th grade students. H.S.A. Dallas is proud to see some of our students' excellence in serving as reading teacher/mentors.

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