A MIDDLEWICH author has had a second book commissioned with the aim of empowering teachers.

Tracey Leese released her first book, Teach Like a Queen last year, co-authored by her brother Christopher Barker.

The former Middlewich High School students both found success as teachers but felt women were disproportionately represented in leadership roles within the profession.

They wanted their book to act as an inspirational guide to encourage the next generation of female leaders in the world of teaching.

And now Tracey has confirmed a follow-up book is in the works.

She explained: “Following on from the release of Teach Like a Queen, a follow up book has been commissioned by Routledge which is set for a 2024 release.

Northwich Guardian: Tracey LeeseTracey Leese (Image: Supplied)

“This book uses the same format as Teach Like a Queen but will focus on a broader theme of diversity.

“The title is Wellbeing Wins for Teachers: What We Can Learn from Iconic Individuals.

“It will focus on practical strategies and evidence-informed research on teacher wellbeing, using diverse individuals as examples.

“This project will be co-authored by my colleague Charlotte Rowley.

“Routledge has also commissioned Lauren Brown (who grew up in Middlewich and attended Sandbach High School) to illustrate and design the cover again.”

Adding to her success last year, Tracey received the ‘Outstanding Woman in Education Award’ from The Women’s Awards – an event celebrating the achievements of women from all cultures, communities, races and beliefs across all sectors.

The awards ceremony took place in Nottingham on September 9 and Tracey said she never expected to be taking home an award.

Tracey added: “The release of Teach Like a Queen has presented lots of opportunities, such as writing for national educational magazines like HWRK, Education Today and Teach Secondary, as well as a fortnightly show on Teachers Talk Radio - so another book is a brilliant way to amplify the impact of the work already undertaken.”