27 December 2006

Water Purification

Should I bring a personal purification system?

If so, which type should I purchase...

MIOX Purifier

Hydro Photon SteriPEN Adventurer Water Purifier


After hearing from several Kiribati RPCVs, I have decided it is not needful for me to spend the money on a water filtration system. A purification system is provided in country by the medical officer.

19 December 2006

Peace Corps Resume

Rhiannon Doherty
February 2007


2002 – 2004 Rebel Shakespeare Company - Salem, MA
Program Director and Business Manager
  • Designed and implemented several educational programs and classes
  • Formatted and managed company budget and records
  • Taught courses on variety of topics, including Shakespeare’s language & basic acting
  • Managed staff duties and responsibilities

2004 Cohen-Hillel Academy - Marblehead, MA
Artist/Teacher in Residence - “AIDA – Nationalism and Drama”
  • Implemented original lessons based on the national curriculum guidelines
  • Collaborated with students to create performance pieces exploring ‘Aida’ through current issues.
  • Trained students in research methods and interpretation techniques of historical materials.

2004 Marblehead Community Charter School - Marblehead, MA
Drama Enrichment Instructor
  • Established a new structure and curriculum for school’s Enrichment Program
  • Assisted students in improving their basic communication and social skills through drama activities
  • Provided students with a guided opportunity to explore cultural understandings and assumptions in a classroom environment

2004 Samurai Scholar After-School Program - Salem, MA
Special Needs Mentor

2004 Lynn School Accelerated Program - Lynn, MA
Workshop Director - “A Shakespeare Experience”

2003 Peabody Veteran Memorial High School - Peabody, MA
Substitute & Student Teacher

2002 – 2003 Shaw Elementary School - Millbury, MA
Workshop Artist - “Life and Times in Medieval and Renaissance England”

2002 – 2001 Campfire Organization - Salem, MA
Drama Program Facilitator

2001 Performing Arts School of Worcester - Worcester, MA
Senior Counselor

2000 King’s School - Worcester, UK
Workshop Instructor - “Out of Our Father’s House: American Feminist Drama”


2003 – 2004 Massachusetts Dept. of Education at Emerson College
Teacher Certification Program

2000 – 2003 Emerson College (a 4-year University)
Bachelor of the Arts in Theater Education
Graduated Magna Cum Laude


Drama as Education I & II Credits - 8
Including - Educational Theory
- Curriculum Development

300 hour Teaching Practicum Credits - 12

Theater for Young Audiences Credits - 3

Developmental Psychology Credits – 3


None Spoken


Digital Photography
Web and Graphic Design
Costume/Clothing Design and Construction
Dance – American and Ethnic Forms
Theatrical Performance
Buddhist Literature and Philosophy
Interest in World Religions
Meditation & Yoga

01 December 2006

Information for Sending Packages

Here are the details...

  • Double Ziplock Bag Everything. Or better yet send it in sturdy Tupperware. Or both! Ants and rats are a problem and will get into everything.
  • Bubble mailers and envelopes are MUCH cheaper than sending things in cardboard boxes.
  • Be mindful of packaging... The packages sent should be able to be recycled or burned
  • For customs purposes - Be sure to write "Educational Materials" and throw a few school supplies into the mix.
  • Be as VAGUE AS POSSIBLE on the customs form. You won’t get in trouble and it will definitely make it so your package doesn’t get raided. It’s not that customs is untrustworthy, they just have a passion for stuff like American chocolate, magazines, etc.
  • Do not send food or other items in tins/metal containers, then the package will likely be opened and inspected because the x-ray cannot detect anything inside those containers.
  • Send everything AIRMAIL. Packages sent via surface mail have been known to take up to six months getting to PCVs
  • A good technique for ensuring that packages get past customs is by marking them with "God Bless this Package." So go ahead picture a god of your choosing and think of them looking after the package and seeing it safely to me.