from Secretary Gayle C. Manchin
Welcome to the Department of
Education and the Arts!
As you visit our site, you will
see this is a department filled with diversity. It is our mission to
advance the arts and assist education in West Virginia communities with
programs that encourage lifelong learning and build pride in our state.
Through West Virginia Public
Broadcasting and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, we share
the stories of the Mountain State and entice people to explore our culture and
heritage. The West Virginia Library Commission, Rehabilitation Services
and the Center for Professional Development focus on education. Volunteer
West Virginia engages West Virginians to be involved with our state and make a
As Secretary, I am
excited to promote the fine programs of our agencies. Within the Department of
Education and the Arts, the people are proud of our heritage, excited about our
future and ready to make certain that everyone who reaches out to us gets the
help they need and the services that will help them.