• Welcome to Coach K's website!  I am one of the 8th grade U.S. History/Social Studies teachers here at Ed Willkie. I teach Pre-AP and on-level U.S. History, while also being the Head Coach for the Boys Soccer and Cross Country programs. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to reach out!

    About Me

    I was born in Long Beach, California.  I moved to Texas a few years after I was born and have been here ever since in the DFW area.  I went to High School at Northwest High School (one year at Euless Trinity) where I was on the Varsity Soccer Team.  I went on to attend the University of North Texas where I was involved in various university organizations and took on leadership roles. I graduated in 4 years and received my Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Event, and Sport Management. 

    Straight out of college I went to work for FC Dallas, which is the Major League Soccer team here in North Texas, in their sales department for 2 1/2 years.  From there I moved directly into teaching and coaching at Ed Willkie Middle School where I am in my 3rd school year.

    In addition to my love for the sport of Soccer, I have a deep passion for education and guiding youth to be successful both in their education and their athletic aspirations.  I am a very energetic type of person and love to have conversations and enjoy what life has to offer.  My goal is to not tell my students what to think, but rather teach them how to think and look at perspective.  It is always the hope that I will create a strong relationship with my students in order to make sure they have the tools and motivation necessary to succeed further!

Coach K
  • Phone:                   (817) 237-9631
    Email:                    nklitgaard@ems-isd.net 
    Conference:            3rd Period - 10:04 - 10:49
    Room Number:        Room 242
  •                    Schedule
    1st Period-   8th Grade U.S. Hstory
    2nd Period-  Boys Soccer
    3rd Period-  Conference
    4th Period-  8th Grade U.S. Hstory
    5th Period-  8th Grade U.S. Hstory
    6th Period-  8th Grade U.S. Hstory
    7th Period-  Boys Soccer
    8th Period-  8th Grade U.S. Hstory