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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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NWEA MAP Testing !

"Dear Parents and Guardians,
Harmony School of Dallas will administer the MAP testing for 6th through 11th grades between Jan 23rd to Feb 3rd.
MAP test measures the student’s academic growth and is a computer-adaptive test. Students: Please bring your chargers and charged chrome books with you during testing window.
Good luck on testing ! "

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- Map Poster

Promotion Standards

"Dear Parents/Guardians,
During the window of January 23rd to February 3rd, students will be taking NWEA MAP test. We would like to Highlight one more time the promotion standards for NWEA MAP. • NWEA MAP: Students in grades 1-8 must score in both Reading AND Mathematics NWEA MAP testing at or above the 10th percentile at least once throughout the current school year.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Mrs. K via email at ckongamnach@harmonytx.org or by phone at (972 ) 234-9993 Ext: 2121"

GATE Nominations

"GATE Nominations now open! Nominations are now being accepted for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE).

This nomination period is for all students who have not been tested in the last 12 months. You can pick up a form in the front office, or download the form here. All nomination forms are due before January 31st at 4:00 pm.
Please contact Mrs. Clay if you have any questions at aclay@harmonytx.org"

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ESL Class for Parents

HSA Dallas is offering free English as a Second Language course for elementary, middle and high school parents. There will be a reading specialist and a teacher as a translator. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. There will be given a certificate at the end of the course.

- Parent Academy

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