Ndola Owuo-Hagood is the founder of M’Balia Leadership Academy, a homeschool co-op program
established in 2013. There she is both administrator and teacher having founded the school after
completing her graduate degree, taking time off from academia to spend time with her small children
and eventually working in a private elementary school for one year. Ndola’s journey to the classroom of her own founding and design began with her formal training in pedagogy at Georgia State University where she taught Philosophy 1101 to a classroom full of college freshman. After teaching a few sections of Philosophy, she taught an introductory Religious Studies course. She went on to be a part of the cohort that developed the core Religious Studies course for the University System of Georgia Board of Regents while obtaining her Master’s in Religious Studies.
Ndola holds 2 bachelors, the first in Religious Studies with a minor in Philosophy and the other in Anthropology with a concentration in Women’s Studies, as well as a Master’s degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in Islam. She currently serves on the Alumni Advisory Board at Georgia State University in the Religious Studies department. Married for 12 years and mother of 3, Ndola helped her daughters launch J.A.S., a natural skincare line, and Z by Aziza, a fashion design company which showed at the Annual Sealed Nectar event as well as the We Buy Black convention. She also bakes and does cake design in for her company, Ndigo Cakes.