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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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The Harmony Science Academy-SA Family
is wishing you a fun and safe winter break.
The campus will be closed from Dec. 22- Jan.5
Classes will resume on Jan 6.


Congressman Elect William Hurd will visit HSASA

We are Honored that On December 17, 2014 Congressman Elect William Hurd will be on campus from 10:00am-11:30am for a tour and presentation with a panel of studnets.



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UTSA's Prefreshman Engineering Program

For the parents of students who are in the 6th , 7th , 8th,9th, and 10th grades:

Would you like your child to experience UTSA's engineering program? UTSA's Prefreshman Engineering Program (PREP) is now taking applications for its Summer 2015 . Come to PREP and discover, learn, grow, make new friends, prepare for high school, experience college life, and explore possible careers. Registration for the 2015 San Antonio PREP Session will begin on November 1st, 2014. All applications must be complete and postmarked by Saturday, January 31, 2015, to be eligible for consideration. If you have any questions please contact with Mr Yunus Zengin.
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