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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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Dismissal/Pick Up Information Form

Parents must fill out a form provided by the After School Coordinator to provide dismissal information about their child. The school is not responsible for students who leave campus without written permission from an administrator. Students are not allowed to loiter in front of neighboring businesses and/or school grounds. Disciplinary action will be taken against students who leave and return to campus without having written permission from an administrator. (P. 14 HPS Student/Parent Handbook)

Closed Campus

The school operates a closed campus. Students are not allowed to leave for any reason during the school day without properly checking out in accordance with campus rules and procedures.

Important School Safety Notices

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Throughout the year, we routinely conduct safety drills and reasonable search procedures to ensure the safety of our students. In the event of an actual emergency on campus, parents will be notified promptly. For more information on HSAHH safety policies and procedures, click the "read more…" link below and refer to page 37 of the HPS Student/Parent Handbook.

Again, thank you for partnering with us to support student health and safety. Don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns.


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Estimado padre de familia o tutor,

A lo largo del año escolar, de manera regular llevamos a cabo simulacros con el fin de prepararnos en caso de una emergencia real. Estos simulacros ponen a prueba nuestra habilidad y nuestra preparación para responder adecuadamente en situaciones críticas.En el caso de que hubiera una emergencia real en nuestra escuela, todos los padres de familia serían notificados. Para obtener más información , por favor haga clic en el " Leer más … " enlace de abajo y leer página 37 del Manual de Alumnos y Padres de las Escuelas Públicas Harmony.

Como siempre, quisiéramos agradecerle por colaborar con nosotros para apoyar la salud y la seguridad de todos los alumnos. Por favor no dude en comunicarse con nosotros si tuviera alguna duda o inquietud.


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