Assistant Teachers
& Support Staff
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Ms. Melissa Doser

My name is Ms. Melissa Doser, and All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc. has been my home for over 20 years! I have a certificate in Early Childhood Education from Oakton Community College. 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, often using books or classic works of art as inspiration for my lessons. My lifelong love of books and

and stories is what inspires me most as a teacher, and I adore reading to the children. My puppet family (Trixie, Bruno, and Felix)  frequently join me in the classroom, bringing silliness and laughter whenever they visit! In my spare time I enjoy reading and going to the movies.  I love spending time with my family and friends, especially my niece, nephews, and my sweet baby godson, Kyle.

Ms. Antonella Colatorti

This is my eighth year at All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dominican University, where I double majored in English Literature and Elementary Education, and received my Type 03 teaching certification. I was Vice President of Dominican’s English National Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta), a proud member of several university social clubs, and various honors programs. Four years ago, I married to the love of my life, Jerry, and we are the proud parents of

two children, Roma (4 years old) and Peter (2 year old). When I am not here, you can find me enjoying time with our family and friends. One can also find me baking or curled up with a good book! I look forward to watching your children flourish as they embark on their educational journeys to life-long learning at All Aboard...Learning Express, Inc. This year I can be found in the office, assisting Ms. Candace and Ms. Michelle.

Mr. Jesus Gonzalez

My name is Jesus Gonzalez and I joined All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc. in Summer 2019. I am a freshman at Wright College, and the eldest son of Ms. Tecla. I have an adorable Shih Tzu puppy named Blue. I enjoy drawing, and use my talents to create coloring sheets for the classroom. In my spare time I enjoy playing volleyball. This school year, I can be found assisting in Room Cc.

Ms. Karina Espinoza

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 this school year.

Ms. Gina Troche

My name is Ms. Gina Troche and I have been an All Aboard team member since

Ms. Shannon Dorband

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 Room Cc. I am thrilled to be part of the team.

Ms. Sydney Polanco

My name is Ms. Sydney Polanco, and I have been working at All Aboard since June 2017. I am an All Aboard alum, Class of 2004, and have had the privilege of working with many of my own teachers from my preschool days. I have a Bachelor’s of Science-Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and my teaching experience has ranged from ages 6 months to 9 years. Both my parents are paramedics with the Chicago Fire Department, and I have two French bulldog puppies. You can find me in Room Aa with Ms. Leslie and Ms. Elizabeth.

Ms. Zeena Karakoshi

My name is Ms. Zeena Karakoshi and I have been teaching for 16 years.  I am proud to call All Aboard…Learning Express, Inc. my home as I start the next chapter of my teaching career.  Growing up in an academic family, I always wanted to be a teacher.  I have an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science Child Development from Richard J. Daley College and I have a BS in Marketing.  I enjoy teaching young children as they inspire me as much as I inspire them.  My passion and the patience continue to help me strive to be the best educator I can be.  I have been blessed with wonderful students and families, and supportive colleagues whom I treasure.  When I am not teaching, you can find me at Panera Bread enjoying a good cup of coffee with family and friends.  I like to travel and explore new places.  You can find me in room Bb with Ms. Tecla and Ms. Nicole.