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
BPC110 17586 Fall 2020 Computer Usage & Applications BPC110 FA20 Syllabus 17586
CIS235 18764 Fall 2020 E-Commerce CIS235 FA20 Syllabus 18764
BPC110 27015 Spring 2021 Computer Usage & Applications
BPC110 27656 Spring 2021 Computer Usage & Applications
CIS120DF 28088 Spring 2021 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS220DF 28134 Spring 2021 Adobe Photo II: Adv Dig Imging
CIS103 27688 Spring 2021 Intro to Social Media
Head shot Sara Beakley-Mercill
Contact 480/425-6737
Location Computers and Mathematics 416
Office Hours Fall 2020

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:30 am to 11:30 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

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