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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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IMPORTANT!!!! ORIENTATION DATES AND SCHEDULE

Dear Parents,

Orientation Packets have been mailed to your residence. Please review the documents and return to our campus by July 18. If you are unable to return documents by July 18 please contact the front office.

Orientation Dates and Times:
Thursday:
August 14- Kinder-2nd Grades 9am- 12pm
(teacher break 12-1pm)
3rd-5th Grades 1-3pm

Friday:
August 15- 6th-8th Grades 9am-12pm
(teacher break 12-1pm)
9th-12th Grades 1-3pm.

Wednesday:
August 20 1st Day of School!!

*Parents must attend assigned time due to grade level presentations. (More Orientation Day information will be posted soon.)


*If you did not receive the packet in the mail you may print the Orientation packet attached, see attached file read more . . .


*Grades Kinder-5th approved by the grade level teachers!
*Grades 6th-12th This supply list are basic supplies used and teachers in certain subject areas may require specific materials that will be noted in their class syllabus given during the 1st week of classes.

See Attached List read more . . .


KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

PLEASE JOIN US:
KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION

DATE: THURSDAY AUG. 07, 2014
TIME: 6:30PM
LOCATION: HARMONY'S MAIN CAFETERIA

**WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING WITH YOU!

KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS,

MS. BAZAN & MRS. EZELL


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8:00am -3:00pm




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