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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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Informational Meeting, all Parents welcome: IDEA, Special Education, rights, responsibilities, resources

Dear Parents:
The H.S.A. DFW school cluster will host a Parent's Informational Meeting at our Business campus (for all campuses' parents) on ‘Self-Care for the Caregiver’ on May 1, 2015 at 5 p.m.
This meeting will help parents understand their child's disability, understand their rights and responsibilities under the federal IDEA legislation, obtain and evaluate resources and services, and participate as full team members with professionals in planning needed services for their children.

Here are the details:

Location: Harmony School of Business
Address: 8080 W President George Bush Hwy
Dallas, TX, 75252
Date: May 1, 2015
Time: 5 pm.
Topic: "Self-Care for the Caregiver"
Language: Both English and Spanish (at the same time)

For more information:
Huseyin Sari,
Assistant Principal

UT-Southwestern field trip by H.S.A. Dallas Biomedical students

During our field trip to UT-Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Erinn Giddeons introduced her interesting research on antidepressants by using mice models, while Professor Stuart Ravnik conducted a fun experiment with us that involved different chocolates to test each student’s taste buds. Overall, the trip to UT-Southwestern was a joyous and learning experience for the students at Harmony Science Academy of Dallas!

Calling all PARENTS: PTO Board nominations and Vote for 2015-2016

CALLING ALL PARENTS: Our PTO is accepting nominations for the PTO Board for academic year 2015-2016. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, May 08. The vote to decide next year's Board will be Thursday, May 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the High school's Library. Please see the FLYERS below for details.

• PTO Membership

• PTO Board Nomination

Seniors: purchase your Senior Portraits!

Seniors! For information about purchasing your Senior Portraits, see the Flyer below. For further details and to make purchases, see Ms. Mathew (room #118).


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