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 a 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 31708 Fall 2022 Computer Usage & Applications BPC110 31708 Syllabus
CIS120DF 31722 Fall 2022 Introduction to Adobe Photosho CIS120DF 31722 Syllabus
CIS235 32398 Fall 2022 E-Commerce CIS235 32398 Syllabus
CIS120DF 25649 Spring 2023 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS220DF 25679 Spring 2023 Adobe Photo II: Adv Dig Imging
BPC110 38797 Fall 2022 Computer Usage & Applications BPC110 38797 Syllabus
CIS290AB 39081 Fall 2022 CIS Internship
BPC110 24915 Spring 2023 Computer Usage & Applications
Head shot Sara Beakley-Mercill
Contact 4804256737
Location Computers and Mathematics 416
Office Hours View the document below my video titled "Office Schedule" to see my office hours for fall 2022.
Summer Hours Students can contact me via email to set a meeting as needed:

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