Peter Cohen, most recently CEO of Pearson School, has been named president of McGraw-Hill School Education Group, a division of the company that serves both the PreK-12 and assessment markets. Cohen will replace McGraw-Hill School Education president Dan Caton, who recently announced his retirement after 43 years in the education industry.

Cohen has been at Pearson since 2008, serving as chief executive officer of Pearson School, the company’s PreK-12 division. Cohen’s 17 years of experience in the education industry also includes positions as the top executive of Educate, Inc. and Sylvan Learning. He has also held senior positions at The Pet Practice, Nutrisystem, Inc. and Circle K.

The sale of McGraw-Hill Education, which includes the school group and the higher education/international/professional group, is set to be completed by the end of March.