San Diego

Early/Middle College

Where Possibilities Begin!

Greetings from Ms. Mzube!

D. Zenani Mzube Welcome to the course pages for Advanced Freshman English, AP Language & Composition, and ASB Leadership. While these courses differ according to content,  they are all designed to facilitate the interconnectedness of reading, writing, speaking, and thinking. As an educator, I believe that it is not only critical that we prepare students to become college-ready, but world-ready. Per SDEMC's theme of Peace and Justice, it is my endeavor to create a learning space that  encourages young people to put forth their best, academically, and to strive to be genuine and compassionate human beings. The pursuit of education is useless without these components. This kind of intellectual and internal work demands consistent practice and reflection, so I use the 16 Habits of Mind as a compass for student learning. For a brief explanation of these habits, go to‎. 

It is my expectation that students take responsibility for both their learning and their behavior. This means contributing to a classroom climate that  is safe for all students to take intellectual risks, completing homework on time, attending tutoring when suggested or required, forming positive cohorts with peers, developing resilience, initiating and extending learning opportunities, and reflecting regularly on their learning experience.  In turn, I will provide students with learning experiences that encourage them to extend their thinking through reading, writing, and questioning and to help them improve their collaboration skills through projects, study groups, and team-building exercises. 
To contact me, please leave a message at (619) 525-2000 or  email me at
 I look forward to a wonderful year!