My name is Ms. Melissa Doser, and I have been a member of the All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc. team since July of 2000. I have a certificate in Early Childhood Education. I have worn many “hats” in our school, spending time as both assistant and head teacher, and assisting the office staff. This school year, I can be found in Kindergarten working alongside Ms. Michelle and Ms. Jill. I will also be teaching Kindergarten’s weekly art class. On Friday afternoon I can be located manning the office. I occasionally visit other classrooms with my puppet friends Trixie, Felix, and Bruno. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going to the movies, and swimming! I am the proud “mommy” of a cocker spaniel named Piper. I love spending time with my family and friends, especially my niece and nephews.
My name is Karina Espinoza and I have been working at AALE for 1 year. I am currently a student at Truman College and am taking courses in Early Childhood Education. My previous experience is nannying for children birth through 5 years. I enjoy teaching children in a creative way. I believe creativity is one of the best ways for children to learn. My goal is to become a pre-k teacher and to be a supporting tool for children. I am excited for this school year! You will find me in Room Cc and Room Aa this school year.
My name is Mrs. Ellen Solis-Harris. I started teaching at All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc. in Feb. 1996. I started teaching preschool and then taught Kindergarten for 6 years. I began working part time in 2002 so I would have time to take care of my granddaughter and eventually my grandson. I taught summer Kindergarten, and during the school year I put together the Keep program (Kids Educational Enrichment Program) for children pre K to 2nd grade. In the 2013-2014 school year, I returned to teaching in Kindergarten, where I taught for two more years. I switched back to Room Cc to teach the preschoolers in 2015. Before I changed to early childhood, I taught cosmetology at Truman College. I went to North Eastern Univ. to continue my education in early childhood and my latest studies were to receive my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential). I ran a holiday bazaar for many years and then our yearly silent auction. When I am not at All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc., I enjoy reading, working with miniatures, cooking, and spending time with my grandchildren. I can be found assisting in the office a few afternoons a week.
My name is Jesus Gonzalez and I joined All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc. in Summer 2019 at the age of 17. I am a senior in high school and the eldest son of Ms. Tecla. This school year, I can be found assisting in Rooms Kk, Bb, and Aa.
My name is Ms. Mary Chierici. I have an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a paraprofessional certification. I was pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Education when my husband became ill and passed away from A.L.S. I took some time off to spend with my family, but now I am happy to be back at All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc, even if it is just part time. I also work for CPS in the cafeteria. I am the mother of three grown sons and three beautiful grandchildren, Dante, Vivianna, Antonietta, and Alessia. I enjoy reading, working out, and spending time with my kids and grandkids. I truly enjoy being with the children!
My name is Ms. Jasmina Buzaljko, and I joined the All Aboard family as of June 2018. I am also a Collage student working on a major in Exercise Science. Teaching children has always brought me so much joy; I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for the energetic and lovable All Aboard children. This year, I can be found assisting in Room Bb as well as Room Kk. I cannot wait for another school year full of growth and joy!
My name is Ms. Tatiana Kojo, I am an All Aboard…Learning Express Alumni, and also an Assistant teacher since 2017. I am currently an undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago, studying Biology, on the Pre-Med track. This experience with the children has been nothing but eye opening. I adore working with all the staff and have assisted in Room Bb as well as helping run the Senior Campers summer program. Outside of AALE and Loyola, I absolutely love traveling with my family and friends. This year, I can be found assisting one day a week in kindergarten.
My name is Shannon Dorband and I joined All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc. in the Summer of 2019. I have loved kids since I was very young. I attend Taft high school where I am beginning my senior year. I love AALE! This school year, I can be found assisting in all classrooms. I am thrilled to be part of the team.
My name is Graciela Salas and I have been at AALE for 1 year. I have been babysitting since I was 16 and love children. I enjoy spending time with my family, I have two brothers and two sisters. I grew up in Chicago and enjoy spending time outdoors and playing various sports. I speak fluent Spanish. I will be subbing in classrooms when requested.