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Paglia: Theyre kind of like unmolded clay.
Riverside Military Academy instructor Marc Paglia answers a question during an Advanced Placement calculus class. - photo by Tom Reed | The Times
Marc Paglia | Riverside Military Academy Marc Paglia may not spend as much time in the classroom as he does directing athletics at Riverside, but witnessing the growth of the cadets still resonates with him.“You see these young men mature and grow intellectually as well as character wise,” he said. “We have a big influence here.”He has been at Riverside for 23 years and has taught math along with coaching swimming for the last 22 years (he’s won eight state championships).He was named as the athletic director last year.Why did you choose teaching?“When I started college I was really interested in math and science. I went to Michigan State University and I wanted to be a chemical engineer.