Tabatha White, a criminal justice instructor at Anthem College — Maryland Heights Maryland Heights (formerly Allied College North) has received the Instructor of the Year award from the Missouri Association of Private Career Colleges and Schools (MAPCCS).
White, who has taught at Anthem College for four years and is the Lead Instructor for its criminal justice program, has worked in the criminal justice field her entire professional life. She earned a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri — St. Louis, and later, an MS in Human Resource Management from Linwood University.
After working with juvenile offenders for several years in Missouri’s Crider Center for Mental Health, White entered the Eastern Missouri Police Academy and earned her POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) commission. She joined the O’Fallon Police Department, where she worked for three years before training to become a crime scene technician and field training officer.
“As I was training and teaching new officers, I realized that teaching was my passion,” White says.
“So after careful consideration and with the support of my family and friends, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a college instructor. It appeared that fate stepped in and Anthem College became my future.”
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