Kalkowski has been an instructor at Marian for 25 years. She currently teaches Honors English Composition and Literature to freshmen and Journalism I and II to juniors and seniors, respectively. In her instruction of journalism, she helps students write and create award-winning stories, graphics and photographs for the Network newspaper and the Crusader yearbook.
Kalkowski joins the following Marian educators who have also been recognized by the archdiocese:
Mary Baker, Secondary Educator of the Year, 1993-1994
Elizabeth Kish, Administrator of the Year, 2000-2001
Tom Baker, Secondary Educator of the Year, 2003-2004
Connie Cavel, Secondary Educator of the Year, 2011-2012
Sharon Genoways, Secondary Educator of the Year, 2015-2016