Joanne Spangle


Between my disability, a term which I thoroughly loath, and my less than stable life growing up I had to learn to take “the road less traveled by.” I have no formal work history and no degrees, but I do have determination in spades. It is that iron will that has gotten me through the years of physical pain.

Give me a chance to put that determination to work for you and you will not be disappointed.


My interests are so broad that it is very hard to give an even half way short list.

  • Literature
  • Filmmaking
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theater
  • History
  • Nature
  • Intelligence
  • Giftedness
  • Personality
  • Learning styles


I am looking for any position that gives me the opportunity to use my creativity with words.



New computer programs

My level of experience varies by program. I learn programs quickly so if you need me to use a program I am not currently familiar with, that will not be a problem.   Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI (I have used this some for editing photos) Microsoft Internet Explorer (I use a lot) Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (I have not used this one independently, but I have used the integrated chart function in Word) Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (I have done some experimenting) Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (I have used some to do newsletters) Microsoft Office Word 2007 (I use a lot) Microsoft Windows Explorer (I use a lot)

Doing computer research

If it is on the net, I will find it.

Condensing difficult topics into easy to understand terms

On and off, for the last few years, I have been doing a research project on the nature of intelligence, giftedness, personality types, and learning styles. I can take the complicated information presented in the studies I have read and condense it into simpler terms.

Writing clean English

While I will never talk down to a reader, I also do not believe in overblown speech.

Computer Typing

My left hand is deformed so I learned to type almost entirely with my right hand.




Thompson High School
2005 - Feb 2010


Sheffield School of Interior Design

During my time with the Sheffield School of Interior Design program I learned at least as much about myself as I did about interior design.

It was a difficult program for me. As my health took a turn for the worse, it became even more difficult. It was the first time my will to complete what I started had been put to the test at such a level. I not only completed the program, but I graduated with the Award of Merit.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2010


Hollywood Film Institute

Getting to one of Dov S-S Simens' two-day film schools was not doable. I completed the DVD program and was awarded both the Independent Filmmaker Certificate of Completion and Producer’s Diploma.