Our Managing Directors 

Daniel Isenberg and Shilyh Warren
Daniel and Shilyh started out as Assistant Teachers for Rassias Language Programs in 2002. They are now proud to serve as Managing Directors, leading RLPA into the future.

Daniel graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1995, where he studied French and Literature. He got hooked on languages in middle school thanks to a wonderfully zealous French teacher. By the time he got to Friends Seminary in Manhattan for high school, he had done three homestays in different parts of France and was eager for more. He chose Sarah Lawrence College in part because they had a strong program in Paris. Sure enough, the junior year he spent there changed everything for him. Travel, language, and culture would come to define his life and his career. After college, he spent a year living, working and studying Hebrew on a kibbutz in Israel. He was an Assistant Teacher in France in 2002 and a Master Teacher in Spain in 2003. In 2013, Daniel returned to Rassias as a Master Teacher on the Gijón program, which he has continued to lead. He's proud to be one of RLP's longest-serving teachers. During the academic year, Daniel is a middle-school teacher of French, Spanish, and Karate in Dallas, Texas.

Shilyh had the good fortune to grow up in a bilingual family, traveling back and forth from Bogotá, Colombia to Fort Lauderdale, Florida throughout her childhood. She graduated from Dartmouth in 1996, where she majored in Gender Studies and also studied French and benefited from the Rassias Method. In 2001, a few years after they met, Shilyh brought Daniel to Hanover while she completed a Master's Degree in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth. She was an Assistant Teacher in Spain for two consecutive summers. She returns to Rassias after earning her Ph.D. in Literature from Duke University and building her career as a college professor of film studies. Shilyh is Associate Professor in the School of Arts & Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. 

Daniel and Shilyh share their deep love of travel, language, and culture with their two sons, who have been lucky enough to spend many of their childhood summers in Gijón, Spain.