Helene Rassias-Miles
Executive Director
Dartmouth College’s Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures

Helene C. Rassias-Miles is Executive Director of Dartmouth College’s Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures. Helene had the great honor of working with her late father, Professor John A. Rassias, on many rewarding domestic and international projects with the mission of buoying and strengthening linguistic and cultural bonds of understanding. She continues his mission through the Center's many projects across the nation and around the world. 

Rassias Center programs have included trainings, workshops, and seminars at and with:Fairfield University, the American School in London, Lycée Montmajour in Arles, France, Gateway Community College's Adult ESL Education Program in New Haven, CT, Greater Lawrence Family Practice, the Kawenni:io/Gaweni:yo Language Preservation Project in Ohsweken, Ontario, the Tyendinaga  Mohawk Territory, Ontario, SALVI (spoken Latin organization), and SABES (English Language Training in Massachusetts). In addition, the Center works with Dartmouth College in supporting professors and assistant teachers in its language programs.

One of the Rassias Center’s marquee initiatives is the Inter-American Partnership for Education (IAPE), a collaboration that began in 2007 with Worldfund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting poverty by improving education in Latin America. In Mexico, IAPE trains, empowers, and supports a network of innovative English language educators who work together to create lasting and sustainable change in classrooms throughout the country. The Rassias Center has been responsible for the development and delivery of all academic aspects of this program, which has reached hundreds of teachers and thousands of students. IAPE's effectiveness has been demonstrated through a randomized control trial by the Inter-American Development Bank.

Prior to joining the Center full-time, Helene founded a combined travel/study summer program that continues to host and teach high school students with the Rassias Method® in France, Spain, and Peru. She is also a former high school teacher and coach, 
and is currently a volunteer ski and rowing coach.  
Helene Rassias-Miles (right) and her son Matthew in Rome, Italy