About Us

Curriculum Research and Evaluation, Inc. (CRE) is devoted to research and development of programs in education that promote professional development of teachers, administrators, improvement in students' achievement, lifelong learning and successful careers. CRE's specialties are to provide hands-on intensive services in order to evaluate the quality and impact of educational programs for private business and industrial companies, public and private organizations, funding agencies, schools, and Institutions of Higher Education.

CRE's Study Areas:

  • Private business and industry
  • Pre-K, elementary, middle, high school, and college or university
  • Private, parochial, and public institutions
  • Connecticut and New England,
  • ther states and regions of the country

Current projects involve professional development of teachers in the areas of science, mathematics, computer science, American history, and literacy; K-12 and undergraduate student programming in the areas of STEM, computer science, social studies, and arts integration; training of community health workers, and the effectiveness of education consultants.

CRE Evaluators:

Theresa Bruckerhoff is the Principal Research Associate and Operations Manager at CRE. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and nearly twenty-five years of evaluation experience, ten years as the principal evaluator at CRE. Theresa has sixteen years of teaching experience ranging from preschool to the middle school levels. She taught in gifted programs, special education programs, and is an experienced classroom teacher. Currently, Theresa is a member for the American Evaluation Association and other professional organizations and studies and evaluates training and professional development programing, including operations and impact, that are funded by state, federal, and private sources.

Charles Bruckerhoff is the President and Consulting Evaluator at CRE. He received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin. His research interests are curriculum theory and development, philosophy of education, effects of public policy on the classroom teachers, administrators and school restructuring. Charles is the author of Between Classes: Faculty Life at Truman High and has written articles on curriculum development, qualitative research, urban collaboratives, and disadvantaged youth.

Agencies/Schools/Industry with Evaluation History with CRE:

  • ACES , Hamden, CT
  • Albertus Magnus College
  • Architectural Resource Center, New Haven, CT
  • Bridgeport Public Schools
  • CASE Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
  • Central CT State University, New Britain, CT
  • CT Center for School Change, Hartford, CT
  • Connecticut Center of Advanced Technology, East Hartford, CT
  • Connecticut Historical Society
  • CT Science Center
  • CT United for Research Excellence (CURE)
  • CREC, Hartford, CT
  • Cromwell Public School, Cromwell, CT
  • Danbury Public Schools, Danbury, CT
  • Eastern AHEC, Willimantic, CT
  • Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
  • Enchanted Circle Theater, Holyoke, MA
  • Erving Public Schools, Erving MA
  • Gateway Public Schools, Huntington, MA
  • Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
  • Greenfield Public School, Greenfield, MA
  • Green Street Center for Teaching and Learning, Middletown, CT
  • Hartford Public Schools, Hartford CT
  • Integrated Day Charter School, Norwich, CT
  • Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT
  • Northeastern Utilities Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • New Britain Public Schools, New Britain, CT
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Center, New Haven, CT
  • PIMMS, Middletown, CT
  • Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School, Hadley, MA)
  • PVMA Teacher Center, Deerfield, MA
  • Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
  • Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • Shelton Public Schools, Shelton, CT
  • Southington Public Schools, Southington, CT
  • Southwestern AHEC, Bridgeport, CT
  • Southern CT State University, New Haven CT
  • South Hadley Public Schools, South Hadley, MA
  • Southwestern AHEC, Inc., Bridgeport, CT
  • Stratford Public Schools, Stratford, CT
  • The Children's Museum, West Hartford, CT
  • The Education Collaborative, Northampton MA
  • United Illuminating Company
  • United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, CT
  • lUniversity of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
  • University of Maine, Orono, ME
  • University of St. Joseph, West Hartford, CT
  • Waterbury Public Schools, Waterbury, CT
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
  • Westfield Public Schools, Westfield, MA
  • Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

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