Alex Karola                    


Classroom phone: (480) 472-4512


Students and Parents: 

All assignments and needed materials can be accessed through students' Canvas accounts.

Please check Canvas for current office hours.

Please check your MPS Portal for current grades.


**Please note: Current grades can be found on each student's MPS Portal account, updated weekly by Monday a.m. for the previous week. Essays may take up to two weeks to grade and essay grades will be posted as soon as feasible. If you have a question about grades, please contact the teacher as soon as possible.** 


Alex Karola graduated from Perelandra College in 2010 with a master of arts in creative writing, and holds secondary English teaching certificates in both Arizona and California.  


Work History 

Seventh Grade/ELP Gifted Program English Teacher, Kino Junior High School, 2004-2011

Secondary English Teacher, Westwood High School, 2011-Present.

Professor of Creative Writing, Perelandra College, 2011-Present.


There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
    There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
    The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle it in with a bit of a grin,
    Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
    That "couldn’t be done," and you’ll do it.

                                                    from "It Couldn’t Be Done" by Edgar Albert Guest