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"The past is only the future with the lights turned on."


Welcome to my web page. This website will provide students, parents, guardians, colleagues, and administrators 24 hour access in to the content I teach or have taught. The primary platform will be Google Classroom, however, there are many resources also found here. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments. Below is a copy of my "Office Hours" during Distance Learning.  Office hours will be uninterrupted time designated to my students.  You can reach out via email or we can connect using Google Meet. I will also be accessible via email throughout the day, but these hours are specifically designated to you and our class.  

Mondays: 7PM-9PM

Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30PM, 9-10PM

Wednesdays: 8-10PM

Thursdays: 7-9PM

Fridays: 12-2PM


 "If history is to be creative, to anticipate a possible future without denying the past, it should, I believe, emphasize new possibilities by disclosing those hidden episodes of the past when, even if in brief flashes, people showed their ability to resist, to join together, and occasionally to win." Howard Zinn
Contact Information
School Phone #: 612-668-1300 EXT. 34087

My name is Dave Salzer and while this will be my fifth year at Thomas Edison High School I am entering my tenth year of teaching high school social studies.  Prior to completing my years at Edison, I had been teaching 10th US History and 11th and 12th grade Sociology at St. Michael-Albertville.  Before my five years at STMA I taught in rural Minnesota, in the small town of Big Fork.  While in Big Fork I taught 7th grade American Studies, 10th grade US History, 11th grade World History, 12th grade Economics, Personal Finances, Current Events, and a History through Music course.

In both Big Fork and STMA I was activily involved in a variety of sports and activities including, football, track and field, National History Day, Improv Club, and some student leadership groups known as Students UKnighted and Captains Council.

This year at Edison I will be teaching 12th grade Government, and a community partnership class with MTN Studios.  I also coach football in the fall.  During the Summer I help run the "Speed and Strength Program" in the weightroom.  

I live in NE Minneapolis with my wife Calee, twin boys Sonny and Truman, and my dog Pepper.  I love teaching and coaching in the neighborhood!