2016 Keynote Speakers
Rosalind Wiseman works with students, educators, parents, counselors, coaches, and administrators to create communities based on the belief that each person has a responsibility to treat themselves and others with dignity. A sought-after speaker on bullying, parenting, ethical leadership, and the use of social media, Wiseman’s presentations transcend cultural and economic boundaries in her appeal to ensure children’s and teenagers’ well-being. Her engaging and forthright delivery promises to capture the ISCA audience and inspire attendees to build positive relationships among each other.
Rosalind Wiseman is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. Other publications include Masterminds
& Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room
Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World and its free companion e-book for high school boys, The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want. She is also the author of Owning Up Curriculum, a comprehensive social justice program for grades 6-12 and is a regular curriculum contributor to the Anti-Defamation League. In addition, Wiseman served
as a principal speaker at the White House Summit on Bullying and
headlined the SXSW summit on Online Harassment. Other audiences include
the American School Counselors Association, South By Southwest EDU, the
Game Developers Conference, the International Boys’ Schools Coalition,
and the American Association of School Administrators. She was a
consultant for Cartoon Network's Speak Up, Stop Bullying Campaign, and
is an advisor to the US Department of Health and Human Services’
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.
Dr. Kris Meyer
Kris Meyer is a storyteller who enjoys audiences of all ages. She offers her stories with inspiration, a quick wit, a warm spirit, and lots of energy. Her stories grow out of folklore, human experiences that teach an understanding of life, and things conjured up in a vivid imagination. She has researched extensively in the area of resiliency. Kris is an experienced keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and retreat leader. She’s presented throughout the Midwest as well as in Sweden and China. With 30 years of storytelling experience, she delights in motivating any age through the wonder of stories.
Meyer may be familiar to ISCA members through her work as an elementary
school counselor in Forest City, as a counselor at North Iowa Area
Community College in Mason City and at Wartburg College in Waverly, or
as the director and assistant professor of school and mental health
counseling in the Graduate Program for Buena Vista University. Kris is
currently the principal of St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Waverly. She is
also a past board member of the Iowa School Counseling Association.