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“CRILA is a once in a lifetime opportunity - embrace it with an open mind and an open heart. I wouldn't change my CRILA experience for anything in the world and I feel lucky to have been a part of such an incredible program.”
- CRILA 8 Student
Center for Creative Youth
Soundbridge Early Learning Center
Meet Our Staff
Thomas Brodnitzki, CRILA Leadership Curriculum Coordinator
Thomas Brodnitzki is Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator for CREC Schools. Previously, he served as Assistant Principal of CREC's Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy and as social studies teacher at the Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield. Thomas Brodnitzki describes himself more as a "facilitator of student learning" than a teacher. Mr. Brodnitzki designs the challenging leadership curriculum for CRILA, including identifying literature selections, coordinating guest speakers, and facilitating student assignments such as CRILA's culminating and collaborative service learning project. Mr. Brodnitzki began working with CRILA in the spring of 2010.