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Principal's Message

Notes from the Principal

Hello Cabrillo Families!


My name is Dr. Terry Flora, and I am honored to be the Principal of Cabrillo Middle School. I am passionate about helping all students in finding their way to a better future, and believe that public schools can be a pillar of support for families within the community. My family’s roots in Santa Clara spread throughout multiple generations. I have fond memories from my days attending Sutter Elementary School, Buchser Middle School, and Santa Clara High School. Each school offered unique experiences and put me in the classrooms of many passionate teachers. I credit several of my past teachers with inspiring me to pursue my dreams of serving students, teachers, and families as a public educator. I have served the public education system as a high school social science teacher, a high school administrator, and a lecturer at San Jose State University. I most recently served Santa Clara High School as a Vice Principal.  When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, reading, traveling, and getting outdoors.  I am grateful and appreciative for the opportunity to serve the Cabrillo community. 


Kind regards,


Terry Flora, Ed.D.


Principal Flora with former Cabrillo principals, Steve Stavis (1993-2004) and Stan Garber (2005-2020)
Cabrillo Principals