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 students who are participating in the CONGRESSIONAL AWARD PROGRAM: If you are going to Europe trip during Spring Break, and you will be part of a group, you have the opportunity to count your time toward the CAP for "Expedition/ Exploration" (counting as 1+ day, possibly 1+ overnight). Contact Mr. Teegarden for more information about planning and scheduling your chosen itinerary.
STAAR EOC-Retakes are December 1-5, 2014 (M-F).
STAAR EOC-Retake Tutorials will start September 29 (Monday) and continue through November 29th, 2014.
STAAR EOC-Tutorials will start October 3rd, 2014 and continue until the STAAR EOCs.
Schedule of ALL tutorials:
English I: Tuesdays 3:30-4:15
Biology: Thursdays 3:30-4:15
US History: Thursdays 3:30-4:15
English II: Fridays 3:30-4:15
Algebra I: Saturdays 9:00-12:00
(These are the only STAAR EOC tests this year.)
Dear Harmony Parents,
As a parent of a student at Harmony Science Academy Dallas, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law requires the school district to provide you this information in a timely manner if you request it. Specifically, you have the right to request the following information about each of your child's classroom teachers:
Please see the attached notification
• Notification to Parents of Teacher Qualifications
Como padre de un alumno en Harmony Science Academy Dallas, Vd. Tiene el derecho de conocer las calificaciones profesionales de los maestros que ensenan a su hijo, y la ley federal requiere que el distrito escolar le facilite esta informacin oportunamente si Vd. La pide. Especificamente, Vd. Tiene el derecho de pedir la siguiente informacion acerca de cada uno de los maestros de su hijo:
Por favor, vea la notificación adjunta
• Notificacion a los padres de familia sobre calificaciones de maestros