Crissy Sandefur

Crissy Sandefur will be the next Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning - Elementary for Henderson County Schools. 

A graduate of Henderson County High School, Sandefur has eighteen years of educational experience with Henderson County Schools and has been the Director of Instructional Technology since 2020. In that role, her responsibilities included providing strategic direction in the area of instructional technology, STEM education, and virtual learning. Prior to that position, she was the Principal of Jefferson Elementary School for 7.5 years.

She was awarded a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Murray State University, a master of science degree in educational leadership from the University of Southern Indiana, and an educational specialist (Ed.S.) degree from the University of the Cumberlands. 

As Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning - Elementary, Sandefur will have oversight of all Henderson County elementary schools. Sandefur noted, “I am very honored and excited for this new opportunity to serve the students and staff of Henderson County Schools. As a product of this school system, I am beyond proud to be a Colonel. It is humbling knowing I get to work with the very best students, staff, families, and community.  I look forward to continuing the hard work of our previous leadership in providing extraordinary educational opportunities for the students in Henderson County.”

Henderson County Schools Superintendent Bob Lawson said Sandefur’s leadership and experiences have prepared her to succeed in her new role. He commented, “Mrs. Sandefur is a true Colonel.  She is a product of Henderson County Schools and has invested her entire career in Henderson County Schools.  She has been a leader in the classroom, then as an instructional coach, assistant principal, principal and district level leader all the while pursuing higher degrees for her own education.  I am honored to have Mrs. Sandefur alongside me as assistant superintendent and look forward to partnering with her in our continued pursuit of excellence in Henderson County Schools.” 

For more information, please contact Director of Public Information Megan Mortis at 270.831.5000 or email