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 16675 Summer 2022 Introduction to Social Media CIS103 166754 Summer 2022 Online
BPC110 31708 Fall 2022 Computer Usage & Applications
CIS120DF 31722 Fall 2022 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS120DF 32854 Fall 2022 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS235 32398 Fall 2022 E-Commerce
CIS120DF 25649 Spring 2023 Introduction to Adobe Photosho
CIS220DF 25679 Spring 2023 Adobe Photo II: Adv Dig Imging
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Contact 4804256737
Location Computers and Mathematics 416
Summer Hours Students can contact me via email to set a meeting as needed:

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