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Ed Saltzman Celebrates his 80th Birthday!

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Hi All, my name is Gregg Salzman. My father, Ed Salzman, was the Dean of Boys and an Astronomy and Earth Science teacher at John Dewey High School from the day the school opened until he retired in June of 1991. During that time he met thousands of kids and hundreds of faculty. In his own way, I believe that he may have touched the lives of many people. As my family and I are now getting ready to celebrate his 80th birthday, I thought it might be nice to see if anyone out in the extended John Dewey community had any memories, stories, or just kind words to share with my father at this momentous milestone in his life. If you have a minute and something to share, please feel free to post something on this blog that I created for him. Thanks.

Ed Salzman Blog

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Reply Steven Pasternack
4:50 PM on June 28, 2016 
I remember Mr. Salzman as being a very well liked and respected teacher and Dean of John Dewey High School. I had the privilege of being one of his astronomy students in my senior year of 1982. It was a difficult course, but also one of the most enjoyable. Enjoyable because he made it a great class to learn and have fun at the same time. He was a strict and fair teacher with a great sense of humor. To this day I still remember some of his jokes. He was definitely one of my favorite teachers and someone I respected and trusted enough to go to if I had a problem. Years later I went to work on the trading floor of the NY Mercantile Exchange, then known as Comex. One day a group of visitors came to my place of work, and Mr. Salzman was one of them. He remembered me immediately and we spoke briefly about my new career and past and present things about John Dewey High School. He was one of those teachers who made an impact on you and you never forget.
Reply David Steur
4:39 PM on April 8, 2020 
Hey Gregg,
I remember you AND your dad. Although I didn't have him as a teacher, I still remember him as a great guy. I know I am responding to a 7 year old post, but I just saw it now.
Hope all is well.
-- David Steur
Class of '87