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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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On Friday Oct. 24, 2014 our Parking lot closes to Home Depot will be closed at
4: 20pm and asking that if you are waiting on a student or
volunteering for the Festival to please park in the larger parking area and
parking area in front of the soccer field.
Front Gate will be closed at 5:00pm for stage set up.
Trunk or Treat can start setting up at 4:30pm.
Trunk or Treat Candies will be passed out beginning at 7:00pm –8:00pm
Entertainment will begin at 6:15 with our Cheer Squad.


This Event will begin on Oct..27-Oct.31
Monday: Hat’s off to staying drug free! Wear Crazy hats to school
(With uniform top and bottom)
Tuesday: Team Up Against Drugs! Wear your favorite jersey or team t-shirt.
(With uniform bottoms).
Wednesday: Stay in school Drug Free! Wear your future college shirt
(With uniform pants)
Thursday: For $2.00 Pink it Out!! Wear Pink T-shirt with Jeans. (To help raise funds for American Cancer Society).
Buy wristband in the front office. (Cash Only)
Friday: I’m a “Jeanius”, I’m Drug Free Wear your favorite Jeans with a school spirit shirt!

Reminder: Uniform Policy will be enforced. Parents will be contacted to bring change of clothes or pick up child if he or she
violates dress code or administrator discretion

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Starting Monday Oct. 20, 2014 we will be
selling Pink Ribbons for $1.00 at the front office these ribbons can be worn after
purchase throughout the Month of October.
On Oct. 30th there will be a ribbon tying
ceremony and cancer
awareness walk. Students that purchased the ribbons may tie their ribbons during the
evening ceremony on Oct. 30
Luminaires will be sold for $3.00 at the front office in honor of any survivors, or those lost to cancer. Will be displayed at the walk.
All money raised will be donated to American Cancer Society
For More information email:


As part of the October 30, 2014 Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Harmony Public Schools will hold a public hearing to discuss the HPS Schools’ 2013-2014 Financial Rating Systems of Texas (FIRST) accountability ratings. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room, located at 9321 W Sam Houston Pkwy S, Houston, TX 77099.

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