Lisa Black | Dec. 29, 2013 | Chicago Tribune
Leo Catholic High School officials admit they were skeptical when Kimberly Hickey showed up last summer to apply for a job teaching math.
At 24, the Winnetka native arrived fresh out of graduate school, with a long blonde braid, press-on nails and a voice that squeaks when she's excited. But Hickey impressed school leaders with her passion, her academic credentials and her honest demeanor.
And, oh yeah, she could also box.
"Here's this 5-foot-nothing, 100-pound-nothing," said Mike Joyce, head boxing coach at the all-male South Side school. "It's like, wow, how long is she going to last here?"