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Principal's Message

Notes from the Principal

Hello Cabrillo Families!


 I am honored to be in my third year as the Principal of Cabrillo Middle School. At Cabrillo Middle School we strive to provide an engaging, a challenging, and a supportive educational experience for each and every student. Together, we hope to help all students to find their way to a successful future in high school and beyond. 

A little bit about me...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. Prior to coming to Cabrillo I 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