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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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Texas Education Agency Great Success!

The State of Texas and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) have released the 2014 Accountability Summaries for all public schools.
We are thrilled to announce that Harmony Science Academy -Odessa has earned the Accountability Rating of "Met Standard".
The administration would like to extend our thanks to our committed students, our dedicated parents, and our talented teachers! This rating confirms everyone’s hard work during the 2013-2014 school year.
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Science Olypiad Team is Accepting Donations!



Here is the link for your donations:
Science Olympiad Donation
Hello from Harmony Science Academy! We have a small team of young scientists who desire to compete in a nationally recognized competition designed to test all aspects of their scientific knowledge. This competition, the Science Olympiad, has events ranging from: Life Science, Earth & Space Science, Physical Science & Chemistry, Technology & Engineering, and Inquiry & Nature of Science. More information for these events can be found at Event Information Link.
Last year, Harmony Science Academy of Odessa placed 5th in regional completion of the Science Olympiad. This year, our goal is to get in the top three, and this isn't possible without YOU! Any donations you make goes directly towards our little scientists future. read more . . .


Science Fair Investigation & Engineering Projects Handbook , 2014-2015


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