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Ms. Gabriela Hnilkova

Hi, my name is Gabriela Hnilkova. I'm elated to start my second year at Estancia Municipal School District. I was born in the Czech Republic and moved to the US when I was 20 years old to pursue education and athletic opportunities. I graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a degree in teaching. I relocated to New Mexico to begin my teaching career in the year 2000. During my beginning years of teaching I also competed professionally in duathalons and triathlons. I was a member of the US National Team and Team Powerbar for several years. I finished my professional racing career in 2008 ranked 8th in the world. That same year I completed my Masters Degree in Special Edcuation through UNM. During this time I began exploring different public service opportunities. I graduated from the police academy in 2009 but realized that my true passion was in teaching, and returned to the classroom. This will be my 19th year of teaching and I love it as much as the first day. Most recently I have been inducted into the Hall of Fame at my alma mater of Edinboro University of PA. I will be receiving my award this fall.