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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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GT Survey

Dear Parents/Legal Guardians,
If your child is currently enrolled in the GT program, please fill out the following short 3-minute survey by the end of January, 2017. We appreciate that your child is enrolled in the Gifted and Talented (GATE) program. The goal of this survey is to gain insights about current state of services and consider your feedback when developing the program at your campus in the future. The results will be used collectively to understand the perceptions of the program from community stakeholders.

Please frame your answers to reflect experiences within GATE programming ONLY and not overall campus satisfaction. Responses are anonymous.

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Harmony Public Schools is now accepting gifted and talented nominations for returning students in grades K-11.

If your student was enrolled in 2015-16 school year and would like to be considered for GT testing, or if your student transferred in after the fall GT testing window, please fill out the nomination form located in the front office or on the school website. Forms must be returned to the front office no later than January 31st, 2017.

For more information about the screening and identification process, please contact your school's GT Coach/teacher.

Students who tested in the fall are NOT eligible for testing.

Judges Needed for Harmony Science Fair

The South Houston Cluster Harmony Science Fair will be held on February 4th. If you are interested in being a judge for the science and engineering projects please click here.

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