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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Attention Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members! We'd like to introduce you to the newest way to communicate with anyone at Harmony Public Schools -
"Let's Talk!" You have two ways to utilize "Let's Talk!" to reach a teacher, principal, other administrator or to send suggestions, concerns and compliments: log in to your student's database and click the green "Let's Talk!" button OR click on the "CONTACT" tab on this campus website, and then again click the green "Let's Talk!" button.
Once you've made it to our "Let's Talk!" landing page, please either utilize the search bar to message the individual of your choosing, or feel free to click on the button you feel most closely represents who you want to contact. Please keep in mind the best way to resolve your concern or issue is to contact the CAMPUS first, and if needed, the CLUSTER SUPERINTENDENT next. Directly contacting the Harmony Central Office FIRST will only route you back to your campus principal. We hope you will find this program useful and beneficial in your efforts to communicate with our campus.
Thirty-two students from biomedical pathway class at HSA-Dallas visited a surgical simulation lab in UT Southwestern Medical Center on September 24th. They practiced basic vital sign recognition and emergency room skills on a real, human-sized manikin which had several traits of a real patient: a heart-beat, a pulse and moving eyes. Students also learned suturing and other basic surgical skills. It was a fun and interactive practice for our students, who have brought home priceless experience that will help them in their future medical careers.