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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 daily grind of room 304. It will be updated daily with assignments, powerpoints, study guides, messages,etc. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments. Below is a copy of my current schedule. I am also available before school from 7:50-8:10.

1st Hour: Government 

2nd Hour: ETSN

Academic Advisory

3rd Hour: ETSN

4th Hour: Prep

5th Hour: Government C Lunch

6th Hour: Government 

7th Hour: Prep

 "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!