Sara Beakley-Mercill

Resident Faculty


I have built my career around education, business, and technology working in both the public and private sectors. I am a strong and confident instructor with varied experience, teaching people of all ages and abilities. I have been designing and teaching technology classes to college students since 1998. I am very passionate about teaching computer information systems (CIS) classes at Scottsdale Community College.

I love to teach and any opportunity I am given, I seize with enthusiasm. I especially enjoy teaching entry-level students. It is rewarding helping new students achieve success in something they may at first find intimidating.

I have a BS in Industrial Engineering from ASU and I am currently pursuing my MS in Graphic Information Technology from ASU. You can learn more about me on my LinkedIn profile. My favorite saying to my students is "Do not be afraid to fail. That is where the learning magic happens."


Course # Class Section Semester Course Title Course Syllabus
CIS103 15962 Summer 2021 Intro to Social Media
BPC110 20253 Fall 2021 Computer Usage & Applications
BPC110 20254 Fall 2021 Computer Usage & Applications
CIS120DF 20269 Fall 2021 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS120DF 21625 Fall 2021 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS235 21049 Fall 2021 E-Commerce
Head shot Sara Beakley-Mercill
Contact 480/425-6737
Location Computers and Mathematics 416
Office Hours Spring 2021

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday
9:00 am – 10:00 am

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Once upon a time there was a teacher named Sara