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 30724 Spring 2022 Computer Usage & Applications
BPC110 30725 Spring 2022 Computer Usage & Applications
CIS120DF 31601 Spring 2022 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS120DF 32173 Spring 2022 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS220DF 31639 Spring 2022 Adobe Photo II: Adv Dig Imging
CIS290AB 32160 Spring 2022 CIS Internship
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Location Computers and Mathematics 416
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