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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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Explore UT

Join us March 5, 2016 at The University of Texas at Austin's annual event : "Explore UT" an event for students and parents.
Explore UT aims to inform students, parents, teachers and community members from across the state about the importance of the public research institution and higher education in Texas.

Please visit - https://exploreut.utexas.edu/ for more details.

Parents and students who are interested in attending please download and complete permission slip before February 17, 2016. Harmony Science Academy will provide transportation to and from event.
Turn in permission slip and fee to Ms. Martinez in office number 503.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------Obtain the permission slip from the following link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B74mu3kggJvVX043c1V0b3NEemp0UjZOenhZR0pkeEJIOFhB/view?usp=sharing


2015 College Acceptance Pep Rally

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To kick off the month of December, on Tuesday December 1st, Ms. Kirchoff and Mrs. Scrivener took members of the National and Junior National honor Society volunteered to wrap presents at Elf Louise. The Elf Louise Christmas Project is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization staffed by all volunteers and funded by donations. 98 cents of each dollar donated goes directly to the purchase, wrapping and delivery of toys. The Elf Louise Christmas Project started with a single letter to Santa and one simple goal in mind… to share the magic of Christmas with a child in need.  “When we give, we do it from the heart.  That’s what the spirit of Christmas is all about.”  Everything Elf Louise does comes down to that one moment when they have a positive effect on a child’s life.


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