LYCOMING COLLEGE 2015 SPRING MAGAZINE
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inda Murdock’69, religion, is now in her 45th year in the
education profession, but shows no sign of deceleration. “My
son said to me the other day, ‘Most teachers don’t even open one
school in their careers, and now you’ve opened two,’” Murdock said.
Lyndon Academy in Woodstock, Ga., where Murdock is the
headmaster, is her latest enterprise. Created by Murdock and her family
in 2005, it is currently a K-8 school with an enrollment of 175 students.
Lyndon’s upper school opens in September, and the school is adding
a grade each year as their students progress until there is a full K-12
offering. The mission of the school is to prepare students for the future
global economy while focusing on developing problem-solving skills.
Student test scores are consistently superior.
One of the more innovative aspects of the Lyndon curriculum is that all
students study three languages: English and Spanish from the time they
arrive, and students begin studying Mandarin Chinese in the first grade.
“I want these children to be ready for whatever the world throws at
them,” Murdock said “It’s no longer just a question of memorizing facts.
There is so much more to learn now and we can’t know the challenges of
the future. We need adults who can think critically and think on their
own, and we expect the kind of education we are providing at Lyndon will
LINDA MURDOCK ’69
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