Mrs. Cristina Thompson

Phone: 919-989-6039


Degrees and Certifications:

Technology Facilitator MAEd Instructional Technology

Mrs. Cristina Thompson

I have been an educator for 17 years.  I have taught several grade levels as a classroom teacher. Also, I have taught as an enhancement teacher in the technology classroom setting.  I am currently the Technology Facilitator for Polenta Elementary, where I happily work with students to produce the Puma Pride Broadcast every morning.  I have my MAEd in Instructional Technology and have been a technology expert for the past 9 years.  I am glad to share my knowledge with the students and adults that I work with daily.


  • 8:20 - 8:50 Students arrive to practice

    8:50 Live Broadcast

    9:00 Students Go to Classroom

Morning Broadcast Team

  • Fifth grade students work as a collaborative team to create the daily morning news program we call the Puma Pride.  Each day the whole school views the morning broadcast.  Our broadcast is streamed through YouTube daily at 8:50 am on the Puma Pride Broadcast Channel.  Students  learn several jobs over the year.  


    Broadcast Team Jobs:




    Update Segment

    Daily Segment


    Switchboard Operator


    Sound Effects

    Green Screen Computer Operator

    Live Stream Operator

    Scripts Manager