Central Administration - Senior Staff
William H. Lupini, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
William H. Lupini assumed the position of Superintendent of Schools in Brookline in July, 2004. Prior to coming to Brookline, Dr. Lupini served as Superintendent for seven years in Beverly, Massachusetts, and for two years in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Lupini has also served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant High School Principal in Kutztown, as well as having worked as a Program Specialist with the New Jersey Department of Education. He also taught Marketing Education at Maple Shade High School in New Jersey and Bucks County Technical School in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Lupini has served as President of the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) Governing Board and currently serves as President-Elect of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS). He has also served on the Special Commission on Education Collaboratives and the Commission on Achievement Gaps. He teaches School Law in a number of programs for aspiring school administrators.
Dr. Lupini holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Lehigh University, a Master of Education degree in Leadership, Administration and Supervision from Rider University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Business Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Peter C. Rowe
Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance
Peter C. Rowe joined the Public Schools of Brookline in 1993, with extensive experience from the Boston Public Schools, where he served as a middle and high school science teacher (1974-1979); Manager of External Grants (1982-1984); Assistant Business Manager, Expenditure Control (1984-1988), and Deputy Superintendent, Management Services (1988-1993). He also has experience as an adjunct Assistant Professor at Simmons College and Instructor at the University of Massachusetts (Boston) and Fitchburg State College.
Mr. Rowe holds an MBA from Boston University's Graduate School of Management, an M.S. from the School of Education at Simmons College and a M.Ed. from Boston University's Graduate School of Education.
Jennifer C. Fischer-Mueller, Ed.D.
Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning
Jennifer C. Fischer-Mueller joined the Public Schools of Brookline in 2002. Her former administrative positions have included Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Professional Development, Amherst, NH and Dean of Faculty, Souhegan High School, Amherst, NH. For a total of thirteen years, Dr. Fischer-Mueller taught science at Souhegan High School, Hollis/Brookline High School, Hollis, NH, and Spaulding Junior High School, Rochester, NH. As a teacher, she received a variety of awards and achievements, including Tandy Technology Excellence in Science Teaching Award and the honor of CitiBank National Faculty.
Dr. Fischer-Mueller holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of New Hampshire, along with a Doctorate of Education, from the University of Massachusetts/Lowell.
Angela Allen, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
Angela F. Allen joined the Public Schools of Brookline in 2005 as the K-8 Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator. Prior to joining Brookline, she served as a Mathematics Program Director (2004-2005) and Math Coach (2001-2002) in the Boston Public Schools. During 2002-2003, she was on the faculty at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA as the Math Department Chair. Prior to commencing her doctoral studies at Indiana University, Dr. Allen taught Middle School Mathematics at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Atlanta. For five years while at Thurgood Marshall, she was a teacher-research participant in the NSF-Funded, QUASAR (Quantifying, Understanding, Amplifying, Student Achievement and Reasoning) Project. Additionally, she has experience as an assistant instructor at Indiana University in curriculum and instruction.
Dr. Allen holds a Ph.D. from the College of Education at Indiana University, a M.Ed. from the School of Education at Emory University and a B.BA from the University of Georgia School of Management.
Karen Shmukler, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Karen Shmukler joined the Public Schools of Brookline in 2005. Prior to this, Karen worked for over a decade as Senior Executive of Child and Family Services at Brockton Area Multi-Services where she established a national reputation for her work utilizing the wrapound process in the arenas of public mental health, public child welfare and public education.
Dr. Shmukler received her Clinical Psychology degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Karen received her Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Karen Shmukler can be reached by email at