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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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HSA-Odessa

2014-2015 School Supply List


For incoming K - 3rd graders:
K-3rd Supply List

For incoming 4th - 8th graders:
4th-8th Supply List

Art supply list for incoming K-8th graders:
Art Supply List


* Teachers may have additional lists on the first day of their class if additional items are
needed.

* If you are having trouble purchasing supplies please notify the front office at 432-363-6000.


Summer Reading 2014

Dear Students, Parents, and Guardians:

Reading and writing are essential to learn about ourselves and our world. Students will read a variety of books over the summer and engage the texts through writing.

Please see the attached summer reading suggested texts and choices for response. If you have questions, please contact our ELA Department Chair Jennifer Cooper (jcooper@harmonytx.org).

Enjoy your summer and have fun reading!

For incoming 1st - 5th graders:

Parent Letter
2014 Summer Reading List Grades for incoming 1st-3th
2014 Summer Reading List Grades for incoming 4th-5th

For incoming 6th - 8th graders:

Parent Letter
2014 Summer Reading List for incoming 6th graders
2014 Summer Reading List for incoming 7th graders
2014 Summer Reading List for incoming 8th graders



Harmony Revised Summer School Policy

Promotion for failing students

Students who failed the year or the state assessment have two options to be promoted to the next grade level:
Option 1: Receive additional instruction in Summer School and earn passing grade. read more . . .


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