Glen Carbon, IL— Bill E. Henricks is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Professional and for his outstanding work as an educator and entrepreneur.
Mr. Henricks earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education in 1995 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He continued his studies at Lindenwood University receiving a Master’s in Art in 2003. Mr. Henricks is a retired art teacher in the Hazelwood School District in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently teaches in the Granite City School District in Illinois.
Mr. Henricks naturally gravitated towards a career in children’s education and has been an educator and coach since he was 24. His passion in the field drives him to creative coursework options and smarter solutions to new problems faced by students, hence his recent invention.
Mr. Henricks became acutely aware that cellphones are one of the leading distractions in modern-day classrooms. He recently began Phone Locker, his own business venture by Jordiam, LLC, in 2019. Phone Locker is a patented system meant to assist students in avoiding such distractions, serving as a safe and secure location within school classrooms where children can leave their mobile devices during class. The phone locker is controlled remotely by the instructor.
Mr. Henricks remains affiliated with the National Education Association, and he regularly participates in charitable efforts from various humane societies.
Mr. Henricks served in the Army National Guard for six years. He was previously honored with several Start Teacher Awards and a Coach of the Year Award. He also received a great deal of feedback from fellow inventors when creating Phone Locker. Their advice proved to be invaluable during the creative process, and he recommends all other future inventers should similarly reach out to others to ensure the highest quality product can be achieved.