Teachers & Staff


Jennifer Perry-Daly

Jennifer helped to launch Long View High School in 1994. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University and a Bachelor's Degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University.

After college, Jennifer worked for the Ohio House of Representatives in Columbus, Ohio, She then served for 2 years with the US Peace Corps in Thailand where she taught English in a rural secondary school before being hired to as an instructor in the English department at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

After moving to Colorado in 1992 she first worked as a youth education and employment counselor at Jeffco Employment and Training Services (now called JeffCo Workforce Center) before joining the founders of Long View in their inaugural year.

At Long View she teaches American and World History, Economics, Government, Geography, Wellness, and English/Language Arts. She loves working with students as they prepare service projects and participate in Peace Jam conferences where every year they get to meet Nobel Peace Prize laureates.​


Peter von Hemert

Peter was born and raised in Philadelphia. Many summers he spent in various states in New England and traveling abroad. Peter went to Lake Forest College and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with minors in Physics and Drama. For twenty years he owned and operated a residential remodeling business with a specialty of working in turn of the century homes.

In 1996, Peter moved to Kentucky and was a househusband for a few years. Next, he earned his Masters in the Art of Teaching from the University of Louisville. A move to Colorado made teaching assignments possible at Compass Montessori High School, Warren Tech., and since 2006, here at Long View.

Peter loves to teach, and if it involves making something, all the better. He teaches a wide variety of science classes. Two of his favorite hands-on topics are robotics and technical theatre. Among the list of other classes Peter teaches  Mathematics, Economics, Folk Arts, and Game Theory.



Michelle Naujeck

Michelle Naujeck grew up on her family's farm in upstate New York. After graduating high school, she was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Poland for one year. She continued to travel during her junior year, studying Italian language and literature in Parma, Italy, then returning to Boston College to earn her Bachelor's in English and Italian.

After interning with the Student Conservation Association doing environmental restoration work in the Mojave Desert of California, Michelle earned her Master's in Teaching from Tufts University and decided to head back west.

She has worked outdoors and indoors with youth as a trail crew leader and public and alternative school teacher in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Michelle found her way to Long View in 2010 and has loved it since then, teaching Math and Language Arts classes and organizing service trips to local urban farms. She also has enjoyed summer opportunities to visit Mongolia and Peru and hopes students will find opportunities to travel.



Edward Michalenko

Edward Michalenko joined the Long View staff at  the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. He is a native of Syracuse, New York.



Susan Orr

(303) 982-4128

Susan is a social worker at Long View. Before joining Long View, she worked in the middle   school setting in both the Jefferson County and Cherry Creek School Districts. Prior to that, Susan lived in Chicago where she attended graduate school at Loyola University Chicago's Social Work program and worked with inner city kids for five years in a psychiatric and day treatment setting. She has a strong passion for working with students and helping them reach their potential. In her free time, Susan enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the mountains skiing, hiking, mountain biking and just "being".


Randy Flipse

Randy grew up in Colorado and has lived most of his life in this beautiful state. Randy has a Bachelor's degree in Human Services from Metropolitan State College and a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. After years of working with young people in residential, hospital and outpatient settings, Randy became licensed as a school social worker and a special education teacher. Randy has a passion for music and enjoys playing a variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, bass, banjo and dulcimer. He also enjoys being outdoors hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and rafting. This is another reason he still lives in Colorado.

Donna Mohnhaupt
(303) 982-8523

Long Views Founders - Now Retired

Pete Tierney     Pete Tierney

Pete Tierney founded Long View High School, along with his good friend, now-retired teacher, Dan O’Brien. They hoped to create a small, safe, rigorous learning community with a functional-family atmosphere for students who were not experiencing the success they wanted in their previous schools.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Pete joined the Peace Corps and served on the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia, where the annual family income was less than $2 a day. He started and ran a highly successful Teacher Training School that was an integral part of revamping the island's educational system. His students became some of the leaders of the island.

Returning to the United States, Pete taught in a variety of unique educational settings in New York and Maryland, along the way getting his Master's Degree in Alternative Education from Goddard College.

He moved to Colorado and spent 15 years running the Youth Unit at JeffCo Employment and Training Services. Under his leadership, they became the only organization to ever win every major national award available: National Alliance of Business, National Association of Counties, and the Department of Labor's Youth Unit of the Year, signed by President George H W Bush. Additionally, he started the Colorado Youth Corps, the state's first Conservation Corps, modeled on the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s. There are now over 1500 corps members throughout the state. Colorado has the highest ratio of corps members to residents of any state in the country. He is the immediate past president of the Colorado Youth Corps Association.

In 1993, Pete and Dan drew up the plans for Long View. He founded the school and taught here for 22 years. Courses he taught included: Shakespeare, Irish History, World Religions, Death and Dreams, World History, American History, American Government, World Literature, American Literature, Writing, and Mythology. Pete loves to travel. Some of his favorite trips were with students to England, Alaska, New Mexico, Washington, D.C., California, Oregon, Washington, Utah - for the Winter Olympics, and Ireland.

In 2005, he received the Excellence in Teaching award.

Pete delights that he and his wife have been happily married for more than 40 years, with two successful, grown children. He is a dedicated athlete who has completed over 200 races, including the previous 28 Bolder Boulders and, at age 60, the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon World Championship in 2005 - 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile marathon, of which he is justly proud.

In a long career of dealing with young people, Pete is most proud of his continuing role at Long View High School.

Dan O'Brien         Dan O'Brien

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