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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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For Academic Year 2015-2016: Pathways/LOTE Selection form

Dear Families and Students for Academic Year 2015-2016: The form below will be our Pathways/LOTE Selection form for next academic year. Each of our 5 electives Pathways corresponds to an Endorsement which students may choose (per the law, Texas House Bill 5). All questions should be addressed to any of our Guidance Counselors.

• Pathways-and-LOTE Selection form 2015-2016

As a reminder, our 8th Graders' Pathways Fair (so they can choose their Electives and LOTE classes for their 9th grade year in 2015-2016) will be Friday, April 03, 2015. All 8th graders will visit the High School; their families are welcome!


Politics: Charter Revolution Rally in Austin, TX

Dear All:
CHARTER REVOLUTION RALLY at the CAPITOL
#TXCharterRevolution
Parents, teachers, school leaders, alumni, community advocates & business leaders:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, APRIL 29, 2015
on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol
~Public Charter School students deserve equal funding and wait-list students shouldn’t miss out on a great education.~

Speak to your school about your desire to get involved and sign up to learn more here.

• FLYER-English

• FLYER-Espanol

SPEAK OUT-RAISE YOUR VOICE-TELL YOUR STORY

• 202,972 Public school students depend on charter schools
• 105,000 Texas students on wait lists to attend public charter schools
• Public charter school students thrive academically
• $1,000 less per student in Texas public charter schools
• No funding for public charter school facilities
• No access to unused public school buildings
• Leased school buildings not tax-exempt


Generous library donation from Brinker International

Harmony Science Academy Dallas would like to extend a gracious "Thank you!" to Brinker International for their generous donation of $300.00 to buy new books for our High School Library! We are so grateful for this and will spend the money wisely to get as many books as possible. We are thankful that Brinker International understands the importance of reading to educational success and the importance of providing our students with a variety of diverse literary options.
Students, stop by the Library soon to see what new books we will have available!


H.S.A. Dallas now accepting competitive bids for lunch catering

Public announcement: Harmony Public Schools has started its competitive bid process for the 2015-2016 Professional Catering Services Procurement. If you or your local business partners are interested in partnering with HPS, please contact Mrs. Murrey at jmurrey@harmonytx.org. Proposals must be submitted by April 8, 2015.




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