Paula Parker
Weekday Preschool Director


I’m so fortunate to have been a a part of the child care profession since 1972 always in a Christian program. I have served in may organizations to improve quality in child care and I represent lincensed religious facilities on the Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing Advisory Board.

The Lord led me to Bayshore in June 1987, and I still love working with children, families and teachers 24 years later. My favorite part of the week is Friday, when I teach a Bible story to all the students in our preschool.

I am blessed to have my 3 grown children living close by which allows me to see my 7 grandchildren and new great grandson often. I was married for 48 years to a kind, Christian man who now with the Lord.

I love being the director of Bayshore’s Weekday Preschool!


What is the best thing to eat for breakfast? French toast, bacon, syrup and chocolate milk

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? Inside a grandfather clock

What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Honey mustard

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher or speech therapist

How do you eat Oreos? A bite at a time (my favorites are the mint and berry blast)

What is your favorite color? Lavender

What is your best friend’s name? Shirley and Peggy

Have you ever met a celebrity? Tanya Tucker (before she was a huge star)

How many countries have you visited? Germany – at 3 years old and Canada – awesome mountains created by God

Can you hula hoop? Yes

What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

Do you like your peanut butter creamy or crunchy? Creamy

What is the last good book you’ve read? Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow

Name a song you know all of the words to: Jesus Loves Me – I sing a lot of children’s songs 

What was your first job? Preschool teacher