Meet our Teachers




Merlinda Haueter - All Science Classes

I’m excited to join The Aaron Academy team. I have an associates degree from Ricks College and a K-8 education degree from Boise State University. I’ve taken several iSTEM classes and have a great love for science education (probably from growing up with a father who is a chemist). I’m eager to share my love of science with the students at The Aaron Academy. My hobbies include reading, gardening, hiking and vacationing with my family. I love colorful sunsets, starry nights and The Piano Guys! I have a wonderful husband, 4 amazing children and 2 beautiful grandchildren. I’ve lived in the Meridian area for over 40 years and have taught in the Meridian school district and at both North Star and Compass Public Charter Schools. I also spent 5 years home-schooling my own children, helped start a charter school and taught preschool.



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 18 years she has been busy at home raising her two awesome kids. She is happily sharing this life with her wonderful husband of 25 years, Brian. With both kids growing older, Angie has loved having the time to teach at the Aaron Academy. The past four years of teaching history 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!


Kim Ward - Jr. Scholar History & Literature Classes

Kimberly is ecstatic to partner with the teachers, parents, and students at the Aaron Academy! She has a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University and is passionate about helping others achieve their goals. She values education that is truly meaningful and fun! Kimberly has taught various subjects as a volunteer and substitute in the public schools and has had the privilege of homeschooling her own children. She enjoys spending time with friends & family, home decorating, reading, crafting, and being in the beautiful outdoors.



Linda Selby - Discover Writing Classes

For almost all her life, Linda has assisted learners in some way, first with her five younger siblings, and then with preschool and elementary children in California, Virginia, Tennessee, and Idaho. Along the way, she also enjoyed home schooling her own children through parts of their educational adventures. As the mother of five, (ages 30, 28, 24, 23, and 12,) and grandmother of three, (ages 10, 3-1/2, and 3,) she attempts to inspire the next generations in her family to enjoy life, to be respectful and responsible, and to read good books! Simple pleasures Linda values are reading, writing, traveling, "hanging out" with family and friends, and looking at the glass half full. She looks forward to coaching Discover students in Writing class and Book Clubs this school year.


Carolyn Neves - Jr. Scholar Writing Classes

Before becoming a mother, Carolyn was a 6th grade public school teacher in Santa Rosa, California. She enjoyed teaching reading and literature so much that she went on to get her Master's Degree and Reading Specialist Credential from Sonoma State University. She then became the school's Reading Teacher, helping children to become more proficient and engaged readers in a small group setting.


Carolyn's three children have always been homeschooled. Two of her children attend The Aaron Academy. She is thrilled to teach the Discover Boys Book Club this year. While reading classics and award-wining literature, she hopes that the boys enjoy discussing the books in ways that enrich the reading itself and provide a deeper meaning of the books for all.


Carolyn and her husband Joe spend most days working on remodeling and restoring their 5 acre property in Eagle. Carolyn enjoys reading, painting and gardening. She loves collecting mid century vintage items and selling her finds on Etsy and Instagram. Her favorite thing, however is being outside in the garden with the whole family.


Discover Book Clubs

Linda Selby - All Discover Book Clubs


Linda is also our Discover Writing teacher. You can see her bio under the "Writing Classes" heading.






Jr. Scholar Math Mentoring

Hannah Scott - Jr. Scholar Math Mentoring Classes