Ms. Norma Salas

Phone: 408-252-5414


Degrees and Certifications:

BA- Liberal Studies- Minor Urban Education- Santa Clara University Multiple Subject Teaching Credential- Santa Clara University MA- Interdisciplinary Education- Santa Clara University

Ms. Norma Salas

Greeting Garden Gate Community!

I am so excited to be a part of the Garden Gate Community. This is my 18th year in CUSD. I have worked as a teacher and administrator at both the elementary and middle school level. My passion is with the students and seeing them succeed. I look forward to working together to make this a successful year. 


I realize that this will be a truly unique year. Please be assured we have been working hard to create a robust distance learning experience. I know our ultimate goal is to be back on campus so we can learn together, and we are working hard to make sure it happens safely and following all health and safety guidelines.


Although we will begin our year in a remote setting, please know that your child will be receiving excellent educational opportunities from our phenomenal teaching and support staff at Garden Gate. Please continue to read updates that come from CUSD and Garden Gate to stay informed about the start of our school year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to meeting you virtually as we start the school year. 



Norma Salas

Principal, Garden Gate Elementary


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