About Marie Kalmbach
I was born and raised in southern Illinois and studied Computer Science and Math at Vanderbilt University. From there, I was hired by the IBM Federal Systems Division in the suburbs of Washington D.C. I worked on a programming project that allowed the US Air Force to control their fleet of satellites, and I worked on a design project to rewrite the Air Traffic Control software for the FAA.
My husband, Bill, and I enjoyed five fun years of living near our nation’s capital, and then we decided to return to his hometown of Shreveport in 1990. I love living in Louisiana. It is a land of friendly folks, affordable housing, and amazing food. We were blessed with two children: Roger, born in 1993, and Dorothy, born in 1995. Roger works for GDIT in Bossier City and Dorothy works as an Occupational Therapist at a children's clinic near her home in Ft. Collins, Colorado.
I enjoyed many rewarding years as a stay-at-home mother and served as an active volunteer in my church, in my children’s schools, and in the community. After a 25-year hiatus, I now return to the world of work as a Computer Programming teacher at BPSTIL. I’m excited to be teaching the students of Bossier Parish about this rewarding career path. Computer programming is creative problem solving, and there is a high demand for people who have this skill.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University
Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University