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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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Students: Need opportunities for volunteering? Community service hours?

Students, are you looking for opportunities to earn volunteer hours? Community service hours? Look here!

Volunteer opportunities for November 2014


~~~ Update on Community Service hours ~~~

!! Community Service Hours Update !!
9th grade-Each student must complete 25 hours within the school year.
10th grade-Students who were at Harmony their 9th grade year must have at least 50 hours by the end of their 10th grade year.
11th grade-Students who have been at Harmony for the past two years must have at least 50 hours by the end of their 11th grade year.
12th grade-All hours must be completed by May 1st to walk at graduation.
--> October, November, and December hours will be taken through December 19.


Congratulations to our FRC/Robotics teams!

Congratulations, Mr.Cepeda and the H.S.A. Dallas "Robotigers" Robotics Team. Our FRC team has been awarded a grant of $2500 for equipment, and our Robotics Team has won a free 3D printer. We appreciate all of your dedication and all of our students` efforts!


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Harmony Science Academy-Dallas is seeking Bilingual and ESL teacher
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Language Support Teacher, under the direction of the campus principal and the Bilingual Director, shall provide
supplemental Spanish reading, Spanish language development and English-as-a Second Language instruction to Limited English proficient students.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bilingual Certificate/Endorsement
  • Spanish proficiency (TOPT/Prochievement)
    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. Provide instruction in Spanish reading, Spanish language development, and English-as-a-Second Language.
    2. Assess and evaluate student performance.
    3. Coordinate schedule with classroom teacher and bilingual supervisor.
    4. Attend scheduled meetings.
    5. Conduct conferences with parents and classroom teachers.
    8. Perform other duties as assigned by Principal and Bilingual Director.
    9. Adhere to all State Compensatory Rules and Guidelines.

    Date: NOV 17, 2014




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