Kristi Rice teaches at Spotsylvania High School and is extremely passionate about teaching Cybersecurity. Kristi enjoys collaborating with other educators across Virginia and the nation as well as working with Virginia school divisions to start their cyber program. She has been involved in the development of the Cybersecurity Curriculum for Spotsylvania Co Public Schools and for the Virginia Department of Education for their cybersecurity pathway. She serves as the Chair for the Virginia Cyber Range's K12 Advisory Committee and on the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference planning committee. She enjoys her role as K-12 Cybersecurity Pedagogical Expert for Virginia Tech's GenCyber teacher camp. In July 2021 she was awarded the Inaugural Virginia Cybersecurity Educator award. In October of 2021, Kristi was the Keynote Speaker for the NCAE-C K-12 Grants Forum held at Dreamport where she talked about teaching cybersecurity in a rural area and increasing the participation in underrepresented groups in cybersecurity, particularly women. She is also the recipient for the 2021 Presidential Cybersecurity Educator of the Year.