Leadership Team

Rob Boxler

Robert Boxler, director

Rob Boxler joined Akron Public Schools in June 2002. As director, he oversees all operations for maintenance, grounds and custodial services with the assistance of his support staff. With more than 30 years of experience, he is involved in energy management, crisis planning, safety and regulatory compliance. Rob teaches many of the safety classes required for APS staff and also instructs staff in our crisis operations.


Kristabeth Balchak
Kristabeth Balchak, programs manager

Kristabeth Balchak joined Akron Public Schools in 1999. In her role, she coordinates, supports and provides technical assistance for a range of facility services programs. These include computerized maintenance management system (CMMS), air filter and water backflow management and the preventive maintenance program. Kristabeth brings with her more than 25 years of AutoCAD experience. She is responsible for the maintenance, updating and archiving of all drawn and written facility records for the district facilities and sites. She manages CAD standard implementation for architects and engineers participating in the designs for Akron Public School building projects.


Aundrea Atkins
Aundrea Atkins, environmental health and safety specialist

Andie Atkins joined Akron Public Schools in March 2017. As the health and safety specialist, she is involved with safety and regulatory compliance, crisis planning and teaching some of the safety classes that are required for APS staff. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in geology from The University of Akron. Andie has more than eight years of experience in the geology and environmental field working as an emergency responder with hazardous materials and as a volunteer with the local community. She has also worked on many projects completing water quality testing, health and safety procedures, and hazard communication training. When she isn't working, she enjoys playing soccer and softball, watching the Cavs, and spending time with her husband and two boys.



Matthew Frame
Matthew Frame, coordinator, custodial services

Matt Frame joined Akron Public Schools in August 1996. In his role as coordinator of custodial services, he is responsible for ensuring that all schools and support buildings are kept clean, safe and properly staffed on a daily basis. He oversees all financial aspects of the department in order to keep his department fiscally responsible. He has been involved in teaching and instructing APS employees in attaining their low pressure boilers license, as well as collaborating with other Facilities Services members on inservices to keep the employees up to date on policies and standards. He has been a head custodian with APS for more than nine years and served in that role at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Matt had the opportunity to open the new East CLC in 2010 as the head custodian before being selected to a supervisory position in July 2014. He was the night supervisor of custodial services for three years before becoming department coordinator in August 2017. Matt is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and has carried over the traditions of honor, courage and integrity into his professional career with Akron Public Schools.

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