About Connie Knott Connie Knotts is ACDA-MN Southwest District Chair. She is a veteran teacher (currently at West Side Elementary School in Marshall, MN) with many years of experience in kindergarten through senior high. Her particular love is in the area of curriculum development: Kodaly/literacy, standards, lesson sequencing, and general music approaches. With the vast technology available, this is an exciting time to be teaching music. Finding creative ways to reach and teach students keeps her going too, however, and music is such a wonderful outlet that needs to be supported in our schools!