Meet our Teachers



Christy Curtiss - Discover Writing Classes










Manna Hancock - Jr. Scholar Writing Classes

In her fourth year of teaching at The Aaron Academy, Manna has enjoyed sharing her diverse passions through literature and music classes, and looks forward to returning this year as the Jr. Scholar Writing teacher.  In addition to Aaron Academy, Manna teaches literature at Boise Classical Academy and works as a chocolatier at Goody’s Soda Fountain, a job she finds rewarding in more than just the obvious ways (one can never have too much chocolate!).  When not dipping candy or expounding on the beauty of a well-constructed sentence, Manna will spend her time cycling, exploring, reading, giving good advice, piano-playing, skiing, and having a hearty laugh with a friend over coffee.




Lesley Marks - Jr. Scholar Math Mentoring Classeses

This is Lesley's first year at The Aaron Academy. Lesley attended Boise State for a bachelors in math and secondary education. After Boise State she attended CWI for an AA in psychology to entertain the idea of becoming a school psychologist. During that time she began tutoring students in math and refreshed her love for teaching math. She has been tutoring students from all ages in math classes from basic arithmetic to college algebra. Lesley has always had a focus on working with children whether it was working in a preschool or doing ACT prep classes for high school students. Math and education are her passions and hopefully she can spread that passion to her students.



Angie Merz - Discover History Classes

Angie has her BA in education from BSU, and is a former elementary teacher with the Boise District.  She loved her years of teaching, but the past 17 years she has been busy at home raising her two awesome kids.  She is happily sharing this life with her wonderful husband of 24 years, Brian.  With both kids now in junior and senior high, Angie has loved having the time to teach at the Aaron Academy.  The past two years of teaching history and writing have been just awesome!   It is not only the teaching that brings her enjoyment and satisfaction, but also being able to nurture kids.  Building positive things into kid’s lives is a great pleasure and privilege.  Angie is a big gardener, with the flowers being her specialty and the veggies being Brian’s department.  Cooking is also a great love, and she enjoys walking the two dogs in the foothills; but her favorite thing of all is hanging out with that awesome family of hers!