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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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We are open! Regular classes on Monday 05/25/15.

We will be open Monday, 05/25/15, to make up for our inclement weather days. We will have regular classes and hours on Monday. 

Buenos días. Harmony Science Academy Dallas le desea informar que nuestra escuela estará abierta este viernes 3 de abril del 2015 así como el lunes 25 de mayo. Ambas fechas son de recuperación por los días perdidos por las inclemencias del tiempo. Muchas gracias por escucharnos.


All verification for community service hours must be done by May 28 !!

Community Service hours that have NOT been verified by May 28 will not count towards graduation credit.


NHS Induction Ceremony-welcome to our new members and officers!

Last night our NHS held its induction ceremony. We inducted five new members: Aileen Murillo, Leonardo Rodriguez Romero, Jennifer Argueta Blanco, Ana Equihua, & Collins Mokua. We also inducted four new officers: Jesus Velasquez--President, Fariya Fatima--Vice President, Ana Equihua--Secretarian (a combination of Secretary and Historian), & Amani Said--Treasurer.

Please tell them congratulations for this HUGE accomplishment and honor.


H.S.A. Dallas has TALENT! Our winners are …

Our Talent Show (theme: Welcome to a Night at the Grammys!) was an amazing and spectacular success. Everyone enjoyed all acts and performances.

After much debate and argument, our judges determined the following winners:
1st Place: Shekinah Peralta and Richard Nguyen (Act: sang a duet)
2nd Place: Annie Nguyen and Marianna Kelly (Act: Annie played keyboard and Marianna sang)
3rd Place: Zaira Perez (Act: played acoustic guitar and sang)

Congratulations to ALL of our wonderful and engaging performers! We hope to see everyone NEXT YEAR!




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