Beverly S. "Bev" Hickman, a popular assistant principal at Catonsville High School who was also a devout Francophile, died May 5 of ovarian cancer at her Catonsville home. She was 69.
"As a teacher, Bev was energetic, caring and really got the kids engaged," said Matthew Ames, principal of Catonsville High School.
"She was a passionate, dedicated and hardworking teacher," he said. "She drank a lot of coffee, and I thought she got her energy from that, but actually it was her passion for education, and she never burned out."
"She was extremely dynamic and student-centered, [and] that was what made Bev special, plus she was very...