The Teacher's Community Lounge, Inc.

A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources to educators and families.


The Mission of The Teacher's Community Lounge


The mission of TCL is to provide a stress-free space away from the schoolhouse where educators can collaborate, plan, and relax. It is also our goal to serve as a community resource providing low-income families with educational and therapeutic resources to cultivate productive members of society. 

Our mission is guided by the following objectives:


  • To provide supplies and educational material in a working learning space for educators and families;
  • To promote the importance of educators;
  •  To encourage healthy, stress-reducing activities beyond the classroom; 
  • To host charitable events and fundraisers relating to causes important to the organization;

As a part of our three year strategic plan, we seek to 

  • provide tutoring and counseling services;
  • facilitate classes and educational activities for home-schooled families and early childhood centers

Executive Team

Keisha Branch, MA

Keisha Branch, CEO/President


Beverly Coleman, MA



Kamesha Spears, M.A.T



Board Of Directors

Alexis Robinson, MA


Board Member

 Ms. Alexis Robinson is an educator in Arlington County Public School. Ms. Robinson is entering her 6th year in education after starting her career in Prince George’s County Public Schools. She is eager to gain more knowledge in delivering quality instruction to our youth. She received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University and her master’s degree from Kaplan University. She one day hopes to become a reading specialist that can assist students of all backgrounds with succeeding in the area of reading through the use of innovative strategies, interventions and beneficial reading programs. 

Rene Hodges, M.ED


Board Member


Rene’ Hodges is the mother of two daughters and has been married for 14 years. Learning with children for the past two decades has empowered her to be a more intentional mother and educator. Learning opportunities continue to fuel her passion for learning and desire to spark passion within children, fellow educators and families alike. Ms. Hodges is building a brand entitled, Passion 4 Learning, as an avenue for families to expand their knowledge of how to support their children along their developmental milestones. This project will also provide enrichment/tutoring for the child by way of personalized sessions to meet the child's needs. She firmly believes when we support educators, we support the future of the world.

Dr. Melanie Joell, LCPC


Board Member


Melanie L. Joell, Ph. D., LCPC is a native of Philadelphia, PA, the “city of brotherly love.” She is a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maryland where she currently resides. Dr. Joell provides individual, couples, and family counseling to those who are passionate about their mental health, and growth and healing. She received her Doctorate degree in Couple & Family therapy from Drexel University in 2011. Dr. Joell’s work in the field of mental health spans for over twenty years and includes providing psychotherapy in partial hospitalization, residential treatment, and community mental health settings. She has been married for 10 years and is the proud mother of a beautiful eight-year-old daughter.

Angela Frazier, M.ED


Board Member


Ms. Angela Frazier is Principal with the Prince Georges County Public Schools. She was a homemaker for 18 years and is the proud mom of 2 daughters that have obtained their graduate degrees and one son that is in his junior year of college. Ms. Frazier earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Sojourner Douglass College and earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Frazier has a heart for students that need that extra push to know they can accomplish anything they work hard for. She is excited to be a lifelong learner and for the next chapters to continue in her educational career. 

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The Teacher's Community Lounge, Inc

Cheltenham, Maryland


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