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Meet John Cuneyt Dokmen of Harmony Public School in South West/Sugar Land and Katy

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Cuneyt Dokmen.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I started school counseling about six years ago and I felt that there is not that much resources for the new generation so I decided to start podcast series. We focus on college and career success and we interview university staff, entrepreneurs, alumni and career centers. Nobody has to pay a dime to listen and watch these amazing resources and you know every single person has a smartphone in this modern world so it is very accessible. Young generation listens to music on Spotify so we broadcast there. We are on Apple Podcast, Android, Anchor, LinkedIn, YouTube and other platforms.

It has been amazing and I love helping young generation and people in general. Recently, we interviewed the program director for Houston Rodeo Scholarship and it makes me so happy to let the whole know about the amazing opportunities such as $20,000 scholarship. Young adults need help and we need to be consistent about providing help and support not only during high school but more importantly, after they graduate from high school. Our link is but anyone can search College Matters on Apple Podcast, Android or Spotify.

After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Physics, I started teaching in 1999. I thought in private schools in Turkey and came to the states in 2001. I thought science and physics several years. I am an educator by heart. Working as a department head, assistant principal and school principal many years helped me to improve in many ways. I came to houston in 2011 and started my master’s degree in school counseling. I love helping students with college and career success.

Has it been a smooth road?
No. They say old ideas are the biggest obstacle for improvement. I completely agree especially when people say ” this has been the way we always do”. How about if we need to change the way we do things and help kids. We need to come out from our comfort zone to support the new generation. They are different, they are not baby boomer generation, they are not Gen X. They are completed different. They are millennials and Gen Z. They have different needs and they learn different. It has been different and difficult to increase awareness about the college and career success. Some will say this is important and when it comes down to support, you don’t see that support.

Nothing will stop me to make significant impact. I love kids and I love people unconditionally.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Harmony Public School – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
I work for Harmony Public Schools. Most of our students are first-generation, low-income minority students. We focus on STEM education and this apart us from others. We are a K-12 charter system and we also support our students after high school. We believe they need more help for their college and career success beyond high school.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love the diversity and people being friendly to each other compared to East coast and West coast.

I don’t like the traffic and pollution so we need more electric vehicles with less emissions.

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