Past president of the National Council for Geographic Education and NHCSS, was committed to Geographic and Geospatial Education for over 30 years. Alvarez started teaching at Keene State College in the fall of 1999, earning a reputation as an excellent geography teacher and a leader in social science education, committed to broadening the geography education experience for students. She was also recognized for her integrity, work ethic, and indomitable spirit.
To continue the spirit of Kristi's work with hundreds of educators across the United States, the award will be granted annually to a geospatial educator of any grade making a difference in geospatial education. The deadline for nominations is March 15 of each year.