Ms. Auriemma graduated from Porter’s in 2003 and went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut, where she received her bachelor of fine arts in drama. There, she received the audience choice award for best actress and participated in intramural basketball. In 2013, she received her master’s degree in English, focusing her studies on gender studies, children's literature, mythology, and adaptation theory. Before Porter’s, Ms. Auriemma taught English as an adjunct member of the English department for six and a half years. Alysa is an English teacher, advisor, and coach.
Ms. Auriemma came back to Farmington to help create new pathways for the legacy of Sarah Porter. "I love when a student starts to ask their own questions, paving the way for a new discussion that could change the direction of a class unit. That also connects with something I enjoy about MPS - the conversations and community that go far beyond the classroom." She resides in Manchester, CT, and in her spare time she loves running, yarn crafts, and running out of room on her library app.