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Dr. Soner Tarim is the founder and the current CEO of Royal Public Schools. He is the founder and was the former CEO of Harmony Public Schools. Dr. Tarim has been an educational advocate for nearly 30 years, encouraging students to pursue learning in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Over the past three decades of his professional career, Dr. Tarim has developed innovative educational programs geared to K-12 schools. Under his leadership, Harmony Public Schools has grown from one school with 200 students to 55 schools with 35,000 students in Texas. Many of these schools have been recognized nationally as academically high-performing schools. Dr. Tarim has distinguished himself as a results-oriented educator with unrivaled expertise and knowledge in developing and managing innovative charter schools.
Dr. Tarim is a Fellow of the 18th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is also a Broad Academy Fellow. In addition, Dr. Tarim was the recipient of the 2017 charter school Leader of the Year recognized by the Texas Charter School Association. Dr. Tarim holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.