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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"Dear Student and Parents,
We would like to inform you that Dallas ISD is offering evening classes for students who need to recover a missing credit.
If you or your student is missing any credit, please review this information.
If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact your counselors.
In order to be registrate in those programs, students need approval for Harmony Counselors.
- Dallas ISD = Free!
Aldine ISD Online class (payment $150) half of credit.
Estimados Estudiante y padres,
Nos gustaría Informarles que el Distrito de Dallas esta ofreciendo clases por la noche para los estudiantes que necesitan recuperar un crédito perdido.
Si su estudiante esta perdiendo un crédito por favor revise la siguiente información.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con los consejeros académicos.
Para poderse registrarse en cualquiera de estos programas los estudiantes necesitaran la aprobación de su consejero académico.
- Dallas ISD = Free!
- Aldine ISD Online class (payment $150) half of credit.
March 6th - 10th is School Breakfast Week.(Middle School Students Only) We want to encourage our students to take the Breakfast Challenge. The benefits of starting the school day with whole grains, healthy dairy, fruits, lean protein and other nutritious foods makes a whole difference, completing the challenge makes students winners in the classroom.
The grade and section to eat the most breakfast during these dates will have a chance to throw water balloons at Mr.Clark.
- School Breakfast Week .
Congratulations to HSA-Dallas FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) team that attended a "Shark Tank Style" Business competition on Innovation Day at the University of Texas at Arlington on February 6, 2017. Our MowBot Corp. team, [Collins Mokua, Jaquelin Rojas, and Arshia Amirhosseini] won the first place. Success has brought a $1000 donation to the school and each winning member earned a pair of Beats headphones. Thank you guys for being awesome!