Veteran Actor in New Media-X Web Series Drew Inspiration from Tormenting School Principals as a Teenager

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Paul Whitney who plays Principal Jetson in the web series, Saving the School District, has worked in dozens of feature films and television projects. As an overly confident high school principal in this new 7 part web-series, he finds out that not every problem can be solved with a sticky note.

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Actor Paul Whitney plays Principal Jetson in the new Media-X webseries, Saving the School District

I look back at principals I had – I was 16 at the time – and how I tried to break their spirits.

Everyone looks to up to a school principal for leadership and guidance, even though they are not always secure in every decision they make according to veteran actor Paul Whitney.

“I look back at principals I had – I was 16 at the time – and how I tried to break their spirits,” he says.

Now as one of the stars of the new Media-X web series, Saving the School District, Whitney gets to see things from the other side as Principal Paul Jetson – a man of strong convictions and brightly colored sticky notes.

Whitney has acted in dozens of film and TV productions including Summer’s Blood (2009) and The Grey Fox (1982). He is also a writer and film producer.

In the Saving the School District web series, Whitney worked with Director Michael Dobbin to create the world of Oakstump High School, which must help save the school district from being taken over by the Department of Education, due to low student test scores and failure to complete walkthroughs and teacher evaluations.

The series was developed by Media-X as a lighthearted look at the serious business of teacher evaluation and classroom observations.

"It's tough world for many school administrators in the US and Canada," says Steve Moretti, President/CEO of Media-X. "They are under so much pressure every day. We hope this give them a chance to step back and laugh - just a little bit."

The series is sponsored by Media-X's software program eWalk, which is widely used for classroom walkthroughs. The characters accidentally stumble upon eWalk and use it to save their school district.

New episodes are being released weekly.

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