BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - This year, Bryan ISD is recognizing two administrators that have spent half a century with the district.
Angie Krolczyk is an Administrative Assistant in the Business Services Department and Judy Hughson is currently the Assistant Principal at Kemp Carver Elementary.
Both women are proud Bryan-ites and graduated from Stephen F Austin.
Over the years, the ladies have gone on to have various jobs throughout the district, and say they wouldn't trade their experience with Bryan ISD for anything.
Both women have seen the district change over they years, with the biggest change happening in 1971, when a district court ordered the district to expedite desegregation.
"When I was employed, the main requirements were shorthand and typing, those have gone by the wayside and now everything is done and uploaded on internet software," explained Krolczyk.
"My first year that I taught school, I had 40 children in one room, no air conditioning," said Hughson.
Krolczyk said around the time she started there were two high schools, three junior high schools and nine elementary schools; today the district has grown to 15 elementary schools, four high schools and four middle schools.
Though both women took some time off over the years, Krolczyk to start her family, and Hughson when she thought it was time to retire; they both returned and say they're here to stay, as long as they can do the job.
"Being a Bryan-ite, I've always enjoyed the Bryan schools and have enjoyed working with the district. I suppose if I ever did become a teacher, I would teach math," said Krolczyk. "I love working with numbers and I guess that's why I've stayed in the administrative field."
"It's just so much fun to see those little children everyday and you think you can make a difference in their lives and that's really basically why I've been here, just trying to make a difference in the world," said Hughson.