Candice Vallandingham-Adam graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, and headed out to the state of California to teach math and science in a sixth-grade classroom. She joined Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) as a second-grade teacher at Eva Turner Elementary School. Mrs. Adam finished her tenure at Eva Turner as a first-grade teacher before heading back to a middle school classroom at Mattawoman Middle School. In 2015, she served as an Instructional Resource Teacher at Arthur Middleton Elementary School. Mrs. Adam moved into an administrative role at Mary B. Neal Elementary School in 2018 until the opening of the Early Learning Center (ELC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) for the 2023-2024 school year.