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“CRILA 8 was a life changing and life saving experience. The mountains helped me to find myself and figure out the path i want to be on. The staff and classmates were amazing people who I built life long friendships with. CRILA is an amazing opportunity for all students and it will change your life for the better.”
- 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.