LAFAYETTE, La. – Hattie A. Watts Elementary School in Patterson is one of six schools in Louisiana named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Niki Fryou, formerly Niki Pannett of Tell City, is the principal of the elementary school.
She is a 1987 graduate of Tell City High School and a 1991 graduate of Ball State University.
She is the daughter of Kay and Bert Seibert and Clarence Pannett, all of Tell City. Her sister is Brandi Sanders, also of Tell City.