Kathy Wells started her career early. She didn’t get a chance to go to college after graduating high school in rural, Northwestern Pennsylvania.
In her words, she grew up in a “large family, small area.
“Basically, you work,” Wells laughed. “You don’t go to school.”
Now 48, Wells is an administrative assistant for the Forest Area School District in Forest County — one of the most remote and scarcely populated areas in the state.