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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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Harmony Science Academy - Dallas

4th place State level in Cyber-Patriot "Silver State Round" competition

Our Cyber-Patriot team took 4th place in Texas at the Cyber-Patriot "Silver State Round" and will advance to the Regional Round. Congratulations to our H.S.A. Dallas Cyber-Patriot internet defense team!

School report December 2014 - from Texas Education Agency

Texas Education Agency
School Report 2014 December

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UIL competition successes - Congratulations to our students!

H.S.A. Dallas attended a UIL competition over the past weekend. We enjoyed many successes. Congratulations to our UIL teams!!

1st - Robert Miller
2nd - Angela Knight
3rd - Joseph Esquivel

Literary Criticism
1st - Carla Equihua
2nd - Zoee Acosta
3rd - Ana Equihua
4th - Celeste Ojeda
5th - Kaylie Pollard

Social Studies
4th - Joseph Esquivel
6th - Jorge Diaz

Parents and Students! CELL PHONE and DRESS CODE reminders!

Cell phones are to be kept in the student's LOCKER, turned "off" or "on vibrate" for the entire day. The phone should not be with the student at all or in the bags.

Bags of all sizes, except pencil bags, are not allowed in classrooms at all at any time.

Outerwear is prohibited unless it is a NAVY cardigan, Harmony Sweatshirt/sweater, or Harmony letter jacket.

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