Imago Dei Classical Academy seeks to glorify God by teaching students, parents, and staff to think clearly, listen with discernment and understanding, reason persuasively, and articulate precisely.
Our goal is to make disciples who evaluate their entire range of experiences scripturally with joyful submission to God.
Our staff is comprised of former homeschooling parents and retired teachers with experience at Christian schools. Several faculty members have degrees and experience from a variety of fields and backgrounds, as well as life experience from living in many places around the country. We believe this makes us that much more distinctive. A dedicated staff is crucial to the success of any school. Our faculty is fully invested in their students, and wholly committed to encouraging their growth in academics, character, and faith.
As IDCA develops and matures as a school, we will strive to maintain high standards and continue to add qualified staff. We are always looking for faculty with relevant degrees and the right heart for this work! Contact us today if you’re interested in learning more!
Statement of Faith
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord. Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of a virgin, Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hades, and on the third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven, where He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From Heaven He shall come to earth again to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, one holy catholic church, the communion of all true saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the gift of everlasting life (taken from The Apostle’s Creed).
We believe that God reveals Himself through the creation, preservation, and government of the universe. We believe that God makes Himself more clearly and fully known through the Scriptures, which are the only inerrant and infallible Word of God, our ultimate and final authoritative rule for faith and practice. These Scriptures are made up of 66 books, from Genesis to Revelation, the authority of which depend not upon the testimony of any man or church, and are all to be received as the Word of God.
We believe that there is but one living and true God, eternally existent in three Persons of one power, substance, and eternity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is perfectly wise, the overflowing fountain of all good. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. In all things He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, loving, and full of mercy. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of all that has been made.
We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, such that two distinct natures, divine and human, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that Adam was made from the dust of the ground and formed after God’s image and likeness, which was good, righteous, and holy. Because of Adam’s sin all mankind is in a state of rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that faith without works is dead. We believe that God freely justifies His own, not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous, for the sake of Jesus Christ alone.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, as the Spirit of Christ within us enables us to do freely and cheerfully what the will of God revealed in Scripture requires to be done. We believe that good works are only those which arise from true faith, conform to God’s Word, and are done for His glory.
We believe God has appointed a day when He will judge the world in righteousness through Jesus Christ. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. All who are united to Christ as Head of the Church are united to one another in love, and have communion in each other’s gifts and graces.
Charlene Scarlata attended LaGuardia Community College and graduated from LaGuardia Middle College High School. She began teaching Bible when she was 17. She is married to one of the founders of Imago Dei, Joe Scarlata and together they homeschooled their 5 children until joining Imago Dei.
Barbara Siau holds a B.S. in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art. She studied Early Childhood Education at Syracuse University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College. Mrs. Siau taught at Pinecrest Christian School in New York, Tabernacle Christian School in Florida and Hendersonville Christian School. She has two children.
Maria Byler recently graduated from New Saint Andrews College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture. This year is Maria’s first year teaching at Imago Dei Classical Academy.
Haley Epperson will begin her second year teaching at Imago Dei in 2019. Haley has a bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Educational Studies from Liberty University.
7th/8th Grade & Principal
Jesse Moses holds an Associate of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Fruitland Bible Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from North Greenville University. He has been a teacher and a pastor at Calvary Fellowship in Mills River since 2012 and taught at Imago Dei last year. He and his wife Christina have two boys.
David Dupee attended high school in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from the United States Naval Academy before completing his studies at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1969. Pastor Dupee was headmaster at Cono Christian School where he taught and more recently at Zion Christian School. He spent time the summer of 2019 teaching with Middle Eastern Reformation Fellowship. He has five children.
Cathleen Bowne holds Bachelor of Science and Education degrees from Florida Atlantic University. She has taught in both public and private schools. She and her husband Eric have been married 34 years and homeschooled their three children.
Board of Directors
Noel Hendrix Joe Scarlata
Kelly Maumanee Jim Sineath